Man cited af­ter 2-ve­hi­cle crash

The Republican Herald - - POLICE/COURT -

CRESSONA — Two peo­ple es­caped in­jury af­ter their ve­hi­cles col­lided fri­day af­ter­noon in North Man­heim Town­ship, state po­lice at Schuylkill Haven said Satur­day.

the in­ci­dent oc­curred at 3:15 p.m. on River Street, about 100 feet east of Beckville Road, po­lice said.

Justin K. Chark­away, 25, of Cressona, was driv­ing a 2001 Jeep Chero­kee south on Beckville Road when he ne­go­ti­ated a right curve, trav­eled into the north­bound lane and hit an on­com­ing car, po­lice said.

The car, a 2015 Buick En­core, was driven by Anna N. Lukacz, 80, of Pottsville. The left front end of the Jeep hit the left back end of the Buick, po­lice said.

Chark­away claimed the sun was in his eyes when he made the turn, po­lice said. Po­lice cited him for fail­ing to stay in his lane.

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