Tuesday, July 4, 2017

ANOTHER UNDER-RIDDING DEATH: 64-year-old Tommy J. Causer of Osceola died after he crashed his pickup truck into a stopped TJ Rollins milk tanker truck on Route 49 in Tioga County.

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KNOXVILLE, PA - On Sunday evening, July 2, 2017, it was claimed that fire units from Osceola, Westfield, Knoxville and Elkland were dispatched to a two vehicle accident in Deerfield Township. A Valley Ambulance crew and Wellsboro Medics were also dispatched to the same accident scene, where a tractor-traiiler (a TJ Rollins milk truck) and a pickup truck came together just before 10:45PM.

FNN received two different locations of the accident, however, the accident apparently occurred between 5943 Route 49 and the Valley Community Ambulance building, located at 7125 Route 49. However, a family member stated the accident occurred by the old Payne Dairy in Knoxville, PA.

It was confirmed that there was one entrapment reported, when crews arrived on scene. The roadway was blocked due to the crash. The pickup truck received serious damage and came to rest in a field just off from Route 49, according to a motorist who passed the scene.

According to family members, Tom Causer, 64, of Osceola, passed away at the accident scene.

State police and fire crews remained on scene for several hours. The crash was investigated by troopers.

Fire personnel were cleared from the tragic crash just before 4:00AM.

Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., in Elkland is handling services for Tom Causer, 64, of Osceola. The viewing will take place on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral is set for 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017.

Prayer have been requested for family and friends of Tom Causer. Also special thanks going out from the family to all those who assisted at the scene.

Driver killed when pickup slams into milk tanker

Updated on July 4, 2017 at 8:36 AM

By Matt Miller


A northern Pennsylvania pickup truck driver was killed when he drove into, and went completely under the trailer of a stopped milk tanker, state police said Tuesday.

According to Trooper Anthony Mazzone, the crash occurred just before 11 p.m. Sunday on Route 49 in Tioga County.

A milk tanker was backing into a farm with its trailer across the two-lane road when the pickup driven by 64-year-old Tommy J. Causer of Osceola struck it broadside.

Mazzone said the pickup went completely under the tanker's trailer and rolled into a field. Causer was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

The tanker's driver, 62-year-old Timothy Rollins of Canisteo, N.Y., wasn't injured, Mazzone said.


TIOGA COUNTY, PA (WENY) - Pennsylvania State Police in Mansfield say one man is dead after an accident with a milk truck Sunday night.

They say it happened shortly before 11:00PM Sunday July 2nd on Route 49, near Merrick Hill Road, in Deerfield Township.

Police say Tommy J. Causer, 64 of Osceola, was driving on Route 49. Police say Causer didn't see a milk truck backing into a farm. He reportedly hit the truck at a 90 degree angle, went underneath the trailer, and veered off into a field.

Police say Causer was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force trauma.Fire and EMS crews from Osceola, Elkland, and Knoxville responded