Pocono Business Owner Killed in Crash

Police say it happened feet from his business

COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - A business owner from the Poconos has died after he was hit by a car Wednesday night. Now police are reconstructing the scene to figure out what exactly happened.

For Eddie Cardiello, it's still sinking in. One of his customers he saw earlier this week is now gone.

"I'm shocked something like that happened. He was very nice, very quiet. But very nice individual," says Eddie Cardiello, General Manager of Ed's Auto Service & Towing along Route 196.

Investigators say John Janosevic, 67, of Tobyhanna was walking in the middle of Route 196 around 11 p.m. Wednesday when a vehicle hit and killed him. It happened near the Mount Pocono and Coolbaugh Township line.

"Initial investigation revealed he was in the northbound lane and was struck by a vehicle," says Chief Chris Wagner of Pocono Mountain Regional Police.

Janosevic owned 'Bus Link USA', a commuter service to New York City.

He died feet from his business.

"As a result of being hit head on, he went into the windshield, completely collapsing the windshield on top of the driver, and then was flipped over on the roof, off the trunk and onto the roadway," explains Monroe County Coroner Bob Allen.

Investigators say the victim was wearing dark color clothing. They're still trying to determine why he was in the middle of the road.

Businesses says Route 196 can be dangerous.

Cardiello adds, "it has always been a hotspot for extra traffic and unfortunately, there's no street lights and there's no sidewalks here."

Police say the driver is a 23 year-old man. He stayed at the scene and is cooperating with detectives. There's no word if charges may be filed.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.


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