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Driver crashes into 2 parked cars

Butler County 911 dispatched emergency crews at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday to the 900 block of Jefferson Street in Butler, for a vehicle crash involving parked cars. 06/22/2022 SUBMITTED PHOTO

After a Wednesday morning crash in Butler, one driver was taken away from the scene in the back of a police cruiser.

Butler County 911 dispatched emergency crews at 7:51 a.m. to the 900 block of Jefferson Street in Butler, for a vehicle crash involving parked cars.

According to firefighters, a woman driving a GMC Sierra was the lone occupant of the vehicle, which hit two parked cars.

One of the parked cars, a white sedan, was left wedged against a telephone pole on the west side of the road.

The other parked car, a gray Monte Carlo, had been parked in a spot along the east side of the street, according to its owner.

The impact from the Sierra, which came to rest in the road, had caused heavy damage to the rear of the Monte Carlo and forced it about 50 feet away into a neighbor’s yard.

The Monte Carlo’s owner said he heard a loud bang, and when he came downstairs, he was devastated to find his primary vehicle completely totaled.

According to firefighters, the Sierra’s driver had been evaluated at the scene and did not have major injuries.

The driver was later seen entering the back seat of a Butler Township police car.

Firefighters blocked the road from the time of their arrival until about 9 a.m., closing all traffic around the crash. Local traffic was diverted to side streets, but commercial trucks were stalled in a line along Jefferson Street.

Butler Township and Butler City fire departments both responded to the scene, as well as Butler Ambulance Service.

Butler Township Police led the investigation at the scene, which was just barely across municipal lines. Butler City Police also assisted until cleanup began.

Butler County 911 dispatched emergency crews at 7:51 a.m. to the 900 block of Jefferson Street Wednesday night in Butler, for a vehicle crash involving parked cars. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Butler County 911 dispatched emergency crews at 7:51 a.m. to the 900 block of Jefferson Street in Butler, for a vehicle crash involving parked cars. NATHAN BOTTIGER/BUTLER EAGLE
Butler County 911 dispatched emergency crews at 7:51 a.m. to the 900 block of Jefferson Street in Butler, for a vehicle crash involving parked cars. NATHAN BOTTIGER/BUTLER EAGLE
Butler County 911 dispatched emergency crews at 7:51 a.m. to the 900 block of Jefferson Street in Butler, for a vehicle crash involving parked cars. NATHAN BOTTIGER/BUTLER EAGLE