Hidden Valley Crash
Emergency personnel tend to the injured after a crash during the street stock feature at Hidden Valley Speedway Saturday. (Michelle Henry Whetstone photo)

Hidden Valley Crash Hospitalizes Three People

CLEARFIELD, Pa. – In the closing laps of Saturday night’s street stock feature at Hidden Valley Speedway, a crash sent three people to the hospital.

Chad Rougeux and Raymond Reynolds were battling hard for position when Reynolds’ No. 61R went out of control on the frontstretch and started sliding towards the infield.

Reynolds car then hit the damp grass and picked up speed, before the car struck an embankment and utility pole that holds the turn two track lights.

A corner flagman and a photographer were standing at that pole.

Reynolds was eventually extricated from his car by firefighters and transported to Penn Highlands Clearfield, while additional fire and EMS units were responding the scene.

Those injured at the pole were photographer Kinser Mayhew, who suffered a broken collar bone. His dad, Kenny Mayhew, was the corner flagman. He was flown to UPMC Altoona by Stat MedEvac Helicopter.

His family released the following injuries Sunday morning, and granted the speedway permission to release the information, along with the names.

Kenny has a fractured back, broken ribs, fluid in both lungs and a severely injured hand, which he will have surgery on. He is in Intensive Care at UPMC Altoona at this time.

His son was treated and released from Penn Highlands Clearfield, as was Reynolds.

Rescue Hose and Ladder EMS of Curwensville provides weekly standby, as does Hyde Fire Co., at the speedway. Together they worked well and immediately requested additional resources from fire and EMS.

Those at the scene included Rescue Hose and Ladder EMS with three ambulances, Clearfield Medic 1 EMS, Hyde Fire Co. and Lawrence Township Fire Co. No. 1 and Stat MedEvac Helicopter, which landed on the front stretch.