The driver of an all-terrain vehicle from Muncy and a pedestrian from New Columbia were fatally injured in separate incidents Saturday and Sunday, bringing to five the number of people killed in the area over the weekend.
Robert E. Naugle, 53, of Muncy, died at about 6:15 p.m. on Saturday in Centre County. According to state police at Rockview, Naugle was driving a four-wheeler downhill on a secluded dirt lane at 900 Laurel Road in Boggs Township, when he lost control of the vehicle. According to police, Naugle, who was traveling at a high rate of speed, crashed into three trees before coming to rest.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to reports.
On Sunday, Keith R. Wertz, 35, of New Columbia, was struck and killed at about 6 p.m. while standing in a driveway along Route 45 in Buffalo Township when a car driven by David E. Selby, 31, of Union, went out of control for an "undetermined reason," according to state police at Milton.
The impact caused Wertz to become airborne and strike a utility pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to reports.
The vehicle continued into a nearby field. Selby and four passengers were not injured.
State police in Montoursville have issued further information regarding the death of Shannon Cowden, 37, of Cogan Station, who died as a result of injuries she received in a single crash, at 6 p.m. on Friday at the Gray's Run Hunting Club in McIntyre Township.
According to police, the crash occurred while Cowden was operating a Polaris RZR utility vehicle with two boys, 6 and 8, as passengers. The children, who were not injured, were not identified. Both children were wearing safety belts and helmets during the accident, according to police.
According to police, Cowden hit a rock at the entrance of a culvert ditch, causing the vehicle to roll. Cowden, who was not wearing a seat belt or helmet, was ejected from the vehicle, police said.
She was transported to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville by ambulance. She died Saturday, at the hospital.
In other Saturday crashes that resulted in fatalities, Keith Edward Quiggle, 41, of Mill Hall, was killed at about 11 p.m. after losing control of his Harley-Davidson motorcycle in Lock Haven and Anthony Wehrman, 32, of Mill Hall, was killed at about 11:30 p.m. after crashing in the 1400 block of Lusk Run Road in Allison Township.