Driver flown to hospital after truck rolls over in Butler County crash
A Johnstown man was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital after the truck he was driving rolled in a two-vehicle crash on Route 422 in Butler County on Tuesday afternoon.
According to state police, Ryan S. Kimmel, 37, was driving a Freightliner east on Route 422 between the Jefferson Street and Mitchell Hill exits in Summit Township when he tried to pass a Volkswagen GTI driven by Gregory M. Ostwinch, 47, of Butler.
Police said Kimmel’s truck hit Ostwinch’s car.
Ostwinch’s car hit the cement barrier; he was not hurt, police said.
Kimmel’s truck went off the side of the road, hit a guide rail and cement barrier and continued into an embankment. It went over a hillside and rolled onto its roof on the highway.
Kimmel was taken by medical helicopter to Allegheny General Hospital.
No information on the extent of his injuries was released.
Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter .