A one-vehicle weekend crash in Juniata County claimed the life of a Burnham woman.  Authorities have not released the name of the 17-year-old victim who was a passenger in a Chevy Malibu that struck a bridge abutment at a high rate of speed Sunday at about 2:10 am on Route 75 in Turbett Township.  The impact split the vehicle in half.   Two other women, the 17-year-old driver from Lewistown, and a 17-year-old passenger from Milroy were injured in the collision.  State Police say alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

A Danville, Arkansas woman died as a result of a one-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Juniata County. According to State Police, 23-year-old Sarais Perez-Casas was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 23-year-old Edgar Colon Vicente of Port Royal. That crash occurred at about 1:30 pm Friday on Route 322 near the Locust Run Road overpass in Delaware Township. The driver lost control of a Honda Accord that left the roadway and struck several items before overturning on its passenger side.

A new state law will help ensure justice is served in cases where children are victimized.  Act 29 amends the state’s Tender Years Hearsay Act, which permits the introduction of hearsay statements concerning violent or sexual offenses against children. Under prior law, a victim had to be age 12 or younger to enable hearsay statements in the case. The new law increases the maximum age to 16, meaning hearsay statements may be presented from child victims age 16 and under. Allowing the statements would remain at the judge’s discretion.  The law will take effect in late August.

Data released by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts shows there was a 62 percent decrease in school zone traffic violations in Pennsylvania from 2019 to 2020. Over the last five years, more than 28,000 (28,357) drivers were cited for either speeding in school zones or illegally passing a school bus. Title 75 School Zone violations in Mifflin County dropped from ten in 2019 to one in 2020.  Title 75 stipulates that when passing through a school zone, no person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than 15 miles per hour.