Sciota Road collision

A two-vehicle collision occurred in the 1400 block of Sciota Road at 8:44 a.m. Wednesday, involving a 2010 Toyota sedan and a 2005 GMC 3500 truck.


Corry City Police responded to a two-vehicle collision at 8:44 a.m. Wednesday in the 1400 block of Sciota Road.

Police said once on location, they observed two disabled vehicles in the roadway, blocking both east and westbound lanes of travel. 

Through investigation, it was discovered that a 2010 Toyota sedan, driven by Carol Ailes, 64, of Corry, was traveling westbound on Sciota Road when it crossed over into the eastbound lane, striking a 2005 GMC 3500 truck with a flatbed and an Airflow spreader.

Corry Interim Police Chief Michael Cherry said he believes the slippery road was a contributing factor to the Toyota crossing into the eastbound lane.

The GMC truck was driven by Nicholas Donaldson, 51, of Columbus. 

The truck and the Toyota sustained severe disabling damage. 

Cherry said Donaldson was not wearing a seatbelt and the airbags were not deployed. He suffered injuries to his left leg and back.

The airbags deployed in the Toyota and Ailes was wearing a seatbelt, Cherry said.

Both drivers were transported to Corry Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of LECOM Health, via EmergyCare Ambulance. 

The severity of Ailes injuries are not known but fire crews needed to remove the door to extricate her from the vehicle, Fire Chief Jim Lathrop said.

Donaldson was ultimately flown from CMH to UPMC Hamot in Erie due to the severity of his injuries. 

Shambaugh Towing responded to tow both vehicles from the scene.

The Corry Fire Department also responded and assisted with first aide, traffic control and debris cleanup.

Fire crews were back in service around 10 a.m.

The 1400 block of Sciota Road was closed for about one hour.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.