Two people were killed early Thursday morning in a crash in Bradford County and one man was critically injured several hours later in a wreck near Lairdsville, according to state police.
The double-fatality occurred in West Burlington Township at Route 6 and Lampman Road, where a Ford F550 pickup truck driven by Jeffrey L. Lyman, 46, of Tioga, and a Peterbilt water tanker driven by Yuren H. Wemmer, 52, of Spencer, N.Y., collided about 5 a.m.
Lyman and a passenger in the truck, Michael F. Lewis, 29, of Lawrenceville, were killed instantly in the crash and were pronounced dead at the scene by Bradford County Coroner Thomas Carmen.
Wemmer was treated at Robert Packer Memorial Hospital for minor injuries, police said.
Lyman was eastbound on Route 6 when he crossed the center line and entered the westbound lane, where his truck collided head-on with the tanker, police said.
In Lycoming County, a male driver was critically injured when his car and a tractor-trailer truck collided at Route 118 and Bald Eagle Road in Franklin Township about 3:30 p.m.
The unidentified man was trapped in the wreckage for about 30 minutes. Volunteer firefighters from Lairdsville, Unityville, Hughesville and Muncy Creek Township responded to the crash. A portion of Route 118 was closed for about two hours.
Once extricated, the driver was loaded into an ambulance and taken to the Carl G. Renn Elementary School, where he was put on a helicopter, which flew him to the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. His identity and condition were not known Thursday night.
The driver of the truck was taken by ambulance to Muncy Valley Hospital for minor injuries.