Driver dies following New Year’s Day crash

PENNSDALE – A 57-year-old man critically injured in a one-vehicle crash New Year’s Day on Interstate 180 at the Lycoming Mall interchange has died of his injuries, according to a nursing supervisor.

Wayne E. Houseweart, of Elysburg, died Saturday at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, a nursing supervisor said Sunday. He had been a patient in the hospital’s intensive care unit since the crash.

In a news release issued Sunday, state police said Houseweart lost control of his 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck as he was traveling east on the interstate. The truck began rotating counterclockwise and started sliding sideways, police said.

The truck went off the road and into the median, overturning twice and landing on its roof, police said. Muncy Township firefighters and area paramedics responded to the crash scene.