Tionesta woman killed, 3 injured in 2-vehicle collision

Staff Reports

A former Punxsutawney area resident was killed in a two-vehicle accident that occurred on Sunday morning on Route 36, Eldred Township, near Tionesta.

According to the Marienville-based Pennsylvania State Police, at approximately 11:05 a.m. on Sunday, a 2014 Ford F-150 pickup, driven by Scott R. Nolan, 24, of Portage, was traveling south on State Route 36, and a 2007 Chrysler, driven by Cheyenne N. Snyder, 24, of Tionesta (formerly of the Punxsutawney area), was traveling north.

For unknown reasons, Nolan's vehicle drifted out of its lane of travel and into the northbound lane, causing the pickup to collide with Snyder's vehicle.

Following impact, Nolan's vehicle rolled over and came to rest on its wheels in both the north and southbound lanes, facing east, police said.

Snyder's vehicle traveled a short distance off the east side of the roadway and came to a final rest on a private lane and the east berm, facing west.

According to police, Snyder succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Nolan and two passengers in Snyder’s vehicle, Ronald S. Pacsai, 33, and a female infant, both of Tionesta, were flown from the scene for treatment of unknown injuries.

Police were assisted at the scene by the Pine Creek Township and Sigel volunteer fire departments and Sigel Ambulance Service.

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