Fatal crash claims woman
A Susquehanna woman was killed Wednesday, Jan. 15 in a one vehicle crash on Rt. 171 west of Towner Hill Rd. in Great Bend Twp. A one year old infant sustained minor injuries in the accident.
Cindy Westbrook, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to police, she sustained multiple traumatic injuries during the collision. Emergency crew extracted the infant by mechanical means. The child was transported to Barnes Kasson Hospital in Susquehanna for treatment.
Westbrook was traveling north on Rt. 171 when her vehicle left the travel lane and impacted a ditch. As the Kia Sorrento traveled over the ditch, it began to a rolling maneuver towards the driver’s side and the roof of the vehicle struck a tree, according to police.
Police said Westbrook was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The infant was secured in a child safety seat.
Tpr. Scott Haley investigated the crash. Great Bend and Susquehanna EMS assisted at the scene.