Trapped Trafford driver freed from wreckage in Penn Township
First responders worked for 45 minutes early Tuesday morning to free a Trafford man from his wrecked Jeep Wrangler along Route 130 in Level Green, Penn Township police Chief John Otto said.
William Earhart, 19, was eastbound at 3:02 a.m. when his vehicle crossed a double yellow line and traveled into the opposing lane, striking two trees and a telephone pole, Otto said.
The telephone pole and live wires came down, pinning Earhart in the Jeep.
Otto credited his officers and firefighters from Level Green, Paintertown and Harrison City with figuring out a way to remove Earhart from the wreckage before utility workers arrived.
“The firefighters, EMS, police, all did an outstanding job,” Otto said.
Earhart was taken by ambulance for medical treatment, but his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, Otto said.
An Excela Health spokeswoman said Earhart was not listed as an admitted patient.
Charges against Earhart are pending, Otto said.
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