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July 19, 2021

Juvenile arrested after Pa. Game Commission employee injured in ATV hit-and-run crash, officials say

Authorities said charges are pending against the driver of the off-road vehicle

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The Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking help to identify an ATV rider who struck and injured a game lands maintenance supervisor in Butler Township, Schuylkill County on July 19, 2021. The driver fled the scene of the crash.

A Pennsylvania Game Commission employee suffered a serious leg injury Monday in a hit-and-run incident involving an ATV in Schuylkill County, authorities said. A juvenile has been arrested and will face charges. 

The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. inside the State Game Lands 326 territory, located in the townships of Blythe, New Castle and Butler.

An ATV driver ran over the Game Commission employee at a high speed, investigators said. The victim was airlifted to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. The employee was identified only as a game lands maintenance supervisor, who was in the area to help perform road improvements.

The collision occurred about 300 yards from the intersection of Malones and Beaver Dam roads in Butler Township on a gravel road that accesses the game lands.

The victim was standing next to his work vehicle when he was struck, and the ATV rider made no attempt to avoid him, investigators said.

The Game Commission said later Monday that a juvenile riding the ATV was identified and questioned by Gordon Borough Police. Authorities did not immediately disclose the pending charges in the case. 

Thank you to local law enforcement who quickly apprehended an ATV rider who fled State Game Lands 326, Schuylkill...

Posted by Pennsylvania Game Commission on Monday, July 19, 2021

Motorized vehicles are prohibited anywhere on state game lands except marked roads designated for their use.

Anyone with information about the incident that might help investigators is asked to call the Game Commission's Southeast Region office at (610) 926-3136.