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Brookville head-on crash, Ohio man speeding, driving without license

Brookville, PA – More details are emerging on the head-on crash in Brookville that happened late last month, which led to the arrest of an Ohio man.

20-year-old Zachary Herman from Vanwert, Ohio, was charged with accidents involving injury while not licensed, driving while his license is suspended, reckless driving, careless driving, driving without a license, and other related charges.

The crash happened on Oct. 29 near the Brookville Post Office along Route 36.

When police were interviewing the drivers of the two vehicles involved, Herman reportedly said that he was driving too fast and lost control, hitting the other vehicle head-on.

However, he also told police that he forgot his license at home, but officers looked up his license, spoke to a probation officer, and found that Herman’s license had been suspended due to a crash earlier this year.

Further investigation and interviews found that Herman’s red truck was spotted driving recklessly from the Brookville High School, past the library, going the wrong way down a one-way street, and ran a red light.

Red paint and part of a tail light were also found at a porch railing of an apartment building, indicating that Herman may have also struck that.

The driver of the other vehicle was injured, having to go to the hospital.

Herman’s preliminary hearing will be Dec. 21.