WYOMING, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Crews shut down Wyoming Avenue as they responded to a fatal crash involving a West Pittston police truck, driven by the chief, and another vehicle Thursday evening.
Eyewitness News crews on the scene say at least two vehicles were involved in the crash, as a car collided with a West Pittston police vehicle near the Midway Shopping Center in Wyoming around 4:40 p.m.
Our media partners at the Times Leader have learned West Pittston Police Chief Michael Turner was driving the police truck at the time of the crash and was taken to the hospital with a broken hip, according to West Pittston Mayor Angelo Alfano.
The Luzerne County Coroner confirmed one person involved in the crash has died.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, Thomas Fiorini, 63, of Wyoming, was driving southbound on Wyoming Avenue when his vehicle crossed over the center lane and into the northbound lane, colliding with the police truck, causing Fiorini to suffer a fatal injury.
Wyoming Avenue was closed in both directions near the Midway Shopping Center as debris from the crash was scattered across the road.
This is a developing story and Eyewitness News will update you with the latest as it is released.