DUBOIS – Two people died as the result of a one-vehicle accident on Home Camp Road Wednesday evening around 9:43 p.m.
Sandy Township Police reported that upon arrival at the scene emergency crews determined that a 1997 Nissan Maxima had left the road and struck a tree. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been traveling at high rate of speed when the driver, Jason Wantuck, 25 of Rockton, lost control of the vehicle.
Police stated that the initial cause of the accident was Wantuck leaving the roadway. He then overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle then struck several small trees before striking a large tree with the passenger side door. The impact caused the subsequent deaths of both Wantuck and his passenger, Tierney Klimek, 25 of Erie. Neither were wearing their seatbelts, according to police.
Officers determined that the cause of the accident was excessive speed and poor vehicle maintenance.
Emergency crews were on the scene and the roadway was closed until about 1 a.m. Thursday morning.