Police: Van driver in double-fatal crash may have been suffering medical emergency
POINT TOWNSHIP — Police here said the driver of a van that crashed into another vehicle Friday morning on Route 11, resulting in two deaths, may have been suffering a medical emergency that led to the crash.
Jeffrey Robinson, 60, of Northumberland, was by himself when his southbound green 1998 Ford Windstar van crossed into the northbound lanes of Route 11 and crashed head-on into a 2005 silver Ford Taurus. Robinson was pronounced dead later at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, while Faye Kieffer, 85 of Dornsife, a passenger in the Taurus, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her husband, Derl, 83, was in critical condition as of Friday evening at Geisinger.
Point Township police reported Saturday the possibility of a medical situation for Robinson, but offered no further details on the subject.
The crash occurred at the intersection of Route 11 and Ridge Road, about five miles north of Northumberland, at 10:52 a.m.
Robinson’s vehicle landed off the highway, upsidedown on adjacent railroad tracks.
Route 11 was closed in both directions for most of the afternoon while police reconstructed the scene. Route 11 north of Northumberland reopened for traffic at 2:20 p.m., PennDOT reported.