Woman injured after crash with dump truck in Charlestown

CHARLESTOWN A dump truck driver was cited after his truck fishtailed and struck a sedan and a police car on Route 29 in the township Oct. 10. According to a press release from the state police at the Embreeville barracks, Joshua T. Basca, 34, of Royersford, was driving a 2007 Mack CV7 dump truck north on Route 29, near Dickson Drive, around 4:17 p.m. when he lost control in an S curve in the road. The rear of the truck fishtailed and caused the truck to spin clockwise and sideways across both lanes of travel, police said.

The truck hit a 2003 Mazda Protege, driven by Christina Y. Keslick, 35, of West Chester, that was heading south on Route 29. Keslick was injured in the crash, police said.

The crash forced the Mazda into a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria, driven by officer James H. Fisher, 42, of Schwenksville, which was stopped on Route 29 south. Fisher suffered minor injuries in the crash, police said.

Keslick was taken by East Whiteland EMS to Paoli Hospital for treatment of her injuries, police said.


The dump truck driver was not injured in the crash. All three drivers were wearing their seat belts, police said.

The road was closed for two hours and traffic detoured while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Basca will be cited for driving too fast for the road conditions, according to state police.

The East Whiteland Fire Company, Kimberton Fire Company and Chester County Fire Police assisted at the crash scene.