'Medical issue' may be behind driver's one-car crash in Porter Township, police say

Porter. Police ask for help finding a black German shepherd that was a passenger in the vehicle and escaped at the time of the accident.

28 Oct 2019 | 12:24

A man "believed to have a medical issue" crashed his 2004 Toyota Tacoma into a tree in Porter Township.

The Pennsylvania State Police at Blooming Grove investigated the crash, which happened on Route 402, just south of Bushkill Falls Road, at 5:17 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Police say the crash occurred as the driver, Paul C. Tease, 62, of Doylestown, Pa., was traveling north. He lost control of the vehicle, veered to the left side of the road, and struck a tree. He was treated at the scene by Hemlock Farms EMS medics but refused medical transport, according to the police report. Police say he was wearing a seat belt.

Police are asking for help locating a black German shepherd that was traveling with Tease and escaped at the time of the accident. Anyone with information may call 570-226-5718.

The vehicle sustained "severe disabling damage," police say. It was towed from the scene by Lord's Valley Towing.

The Hemlock Farms Fire Department helped with traffic control at the crash scene. The southbound lane was closed for about an hour.