By Kaylee Lindenmuth
RYAN TOWNSHIP - An Ashland man escaped injury yesterday afternoon, when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a guardrail. on Interstate 81.
According to State Police at Frackville, William Coward, 48, of Ashland was travelling northbound on Interstate 81 in Ryan Township just before 4:00pm, when he lost control of the vehicle after swerving to miss something in the roadway.
His 2007 Ford Escape travelled off the western berm of the roadway, struck a guardrail, and came to a final rest facing southeast in the northbound lane.
Coward was uninjured, and refused medical treatment at the scene.
Assisting state troopers at the scene were crews from the Mahanoy City Fire Department and Ryan Township Emergency and Rescue Squad, as well as Interstate Exxon Towing.