By Zach Geiger
Two people were hospitalized after a single-vehicle crash on Route 22 Saturday night, state police at Hollidaysburg said.
The driver of the vehicle was ejected in the crash, police said.
Police would not release the names or ages of the individuals, but said both were alert and able to speak with medical personnel after the accident.
Emergency crews from Allegheny Township responded to the scene of the accident at 7:33 p.m., located along a stretch of highway just after the Gallitzin exit near the Blair and Cambria County border.
The driver lost control of the vehicle while attempting to pass another vehicle in the left lane, Trooper Jeff Hershey said.
The vehicle left the roadway and drove onto the grass median before swerving back onto the roadway, Hershey said.
The vehicle crossed both eastbound lanes and struck an embankment on the right side of the roadway before rolling over.
Police said the driver was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.
Both individuals were taken by ambulance to Altoona Regional, Hershey said.
Eastbound traffic was slowed to one lane of travel as police and emergency crews surveyed skid marks and debris after the accident.
The crumpled vehicle rested on its roof as officials waited for a flatbed truck to haul away the wreck.
Police said the second vehicle was not struck during the accident. That driver pulled over and helped rescue one of the victims in the crash, police said.
Police are investigating the accident and would not comment if speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.
Early reports of a possible fire at the scene of the accident were found to be unfounded, police said.
Mirror Staff Writer Zach Geiger is at 946-7535.