Family of fatal hit-and-run victim thankful for justice


HAZLE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — On Monday night, a man was arrested in connection with a deadly hit and run in Luzerne County.

30-year-old Kevin DenDulk of Montgomery County was tragically killed early Saturday morning. The highway worker was marking pavement in a closed-off lane on I-81 in Hazle Township when he was hit by a car and left for dead.

The DenDulk family initially spoke to us Monday afternoon, pleading for the driver to turn themselves in. On Monday night, police arrested 27-year-old Zachary Gerbino of Sugarloaf Township.

“I’m sorry for the family,” Gerbino said. “My deepest condolences. I’m sorry.”

The DenDulk family released this statement on Wednesday thanking the public for their help,

“The DenDulk family would like to thank the police for doing such an outstanding job and all of those who participated in this process.”

The DenDulk family

Gerbino is charged with accidents involving death or personal injury and tampering with evidence. The grieving family can breathe a sigh of relief now that Gerbino is behind bars. The statement they issued to Eyewitness News goes on to read,

“We are very thankful for the outpouring of love and support given by so many during this horrific time and wish to thank everyone for their many prayers.”

The DenDulk family

Court documents say investigators were able to track down Gerbino and he was repairing the grey Hyundai Accent involved in the hit-and-run which actually belonged to his grandmother. The DenDulk family is now asking for privacy.

“This loss is completely devastating and we ask for privacy to be able to mourn our son and only brother.”

The DenDulk family

Gerbino was denied bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 17th.

In lieu of flowers, the DenDulk family would appreciate any and all gifts to be donated in Kevin’s name to the American Traffic Safety Services Foundation and to the Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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