Police: ‘Distracted’ Driver Crashes Pickup Into Tree Along Route 8

Jacob Deemer

Jacob Deemer

Published February 14, 2024 5:25 am
Last Updated: April 8, 2024 10:05 pm
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CHERRYTREE TWP., Pa. (EYT) – State Police in Franklin released information regarding a pickup that crashed into a tree on Route 8 in Cherrytree Township.

According to a February 13 report released by Franklin-based State Police, the crash happened on State Route 8 in Cherrytree Township, Venango County, around 1:07 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7.

Police say 44-year-old Joseph M. Hunt, of Titusville, was distracted while traveling northbound in a 2001 Dodge Durango.

Hunt subsequently lost control of the vehicle and went off the east part of the roadway before striking a tree.

According to police, Hunt did not stay on the scene of the crash. However, the owner of the vehicle showed up at the scene to retrieve it, and stated Hunt was “sent home.”

Hunt was using a seat belt.

No injuries were reported.

According to police, Hunt was charged with a traffic violation.


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