Three Vehicle Crash

On 10/09/17 the North Coventry Police Department responded to a three vehicle crash on RT 724 between Catfish Lane and Sheep Hill Road.  Investigation found that Roy Shirley III, 24 y/o of Pottstown, was traveling east on RT 724.  Shirley failed to notice that traffic had stopped in front of him for an over-sized load passing westbound. Shirley subsequently swerved on to the right side embankment striking a downed tree.  Shirley's vehicle then struck two other vehicles and came to rest against a utility pole.  The two other drivers were uninjured.  Shirley was transported via ambulance for treatment of injuries sustained during the crash.  Investigation found that Shirley did not have insurance for his vehicle.  Shirley will be cited with driving vehicle at safe speed as well as required financial responsibility.  NCPD was assisted at the scene by Norco Fire Company and Goodwill Ambulance.  The roadway was closed by fire police for approximately an hour during the investigation.

Incident Date: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 10:38am

Incident Type:

Case Number: 

20171009M4416

Location: 

RT 724
btwn Catfish and Sheep Hill
Pottstown, PA 19465