LEWIS RUN — A Smethport man was injured in a crash at 8:43 p.m. Saturday on Route 46 in Norwich Township.
According to Lewis Run-based state police, 46-year-old Mark Carlson of Smethport was operating a tractor trailer headed north when the vehicle left the road and struck a guardrail. The truck traveled down an embankment and struck a tree, coming to a final rest.
An oil-based substance that was being hauled was spilled from the vehicle; the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection was notified of the spill, police stated. The vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene.
Carlson was injured and was transported to UPMC Altoona via MedeVac helicopter.
Carlson is charged with a violation of driving on roadways laned for traffic, according to police.
Smethport police, fire and EMS assisted on scene.