A Huntingdon woman died Sunday as a result of injuries she sustained in a crash in Logan Township earlier in the day.

Johanne Burdette, 88, was the passenger in a 2003 Toyota Rav 4 her husband, Lester Burdette, 90, also of Huntingdon, was driving shortly before noon Sunday on the Petersburg Pike. Burdette was traveling north when he lost control of the vehicle due to slippery road conditions and struck a tree off the northbound lane of travel, about 30 feet north of Frys Lane.

According to state police Mrs. Burdette and her husband were wearing seat belts and suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash. They were both transported, one by Huntingdon Ambulance and the other by Juniata Valley Ambulance, from the scene for treatment of their injuries.

However, state police at Huntingdon were contacted around 8 p.m. Sunday and informed Mrs. Burdette had passed away as a result of injuries she sustained in the crash.

State police said Burdette will not be charged in the crash due to the cause of the crash being environmental.

The Toyota was inoperable as a result of the crash and was towed from the scene and state police were assisted by crews from the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Co.

Sunday’s incident is the first fatal crash of 2021.

Becky can be reached at bweikert@huntingdondailynews.com.


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