43-Year-Old Johnsonburg Man Mathew Smith Killed and Ridgeway Man Hurt in 2-Car Crash on Long Level Road in Ridgway Township
Ridgway Township, Pennsylvania (January 3, 2018) — According to a police report, a 43-year-old Johnsonburg man was fatally injured following a two-vehicle head-on crash Tuesday afternoon in Ridgway Township, Elk County.
The deadly crash took place at around 4:26 p.m. Tuesday 2, 2018, near the 1840 block of Long Level Road in Ridgeway Township.
Police said Mathew P. Smith, 43, of Johnsonburg, was operating a car north in the 1800 block of Long Level Road when he lost control of his vehicle for undetermined reasons and crossed into the southbound lane, hitting a vehicle driven by 55-year-old Robert Rakieski, of Ridgway.
Authorities said Smith was declared deceased at the scene at 4:55 p.m. by the deputy coroner, while Rakieski was taken to Penn Highlands Elk for treatment of unspecified injuries.
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