Driver Identified in Fatal Interstate Wreck


UPDATE: 24-year-old Hiroito Oshiro Yengle, Scranton, has been identified as the person killed in a two vehicle crash on Interstate 81 in Scott Township on Monday. According to police, Oshiro Yengle had gotten out of the vehicle after it spun out of control and was hit by a truck driven by 29-year-old Kwang Jae Kim of Fullerton Colorado.

The passenger in the car 40-year-old Donald Johnson from Scranton, suffered minor injuries. The passenger in the truck 70-year-old Joseph Kim was seriously injured and taken to Geisinger CMC in Scranton.

SCOTT TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) One person was killed around 1:30pm Monday afternoon on Interstate 81 Northbound in Scott Township, Lackawanna County.

State Police tell Eyewitness News an SUV spun out of control while traveling on the Interstate. The driver then got out of the car and was struck by a tractor trailer. The SUV was crushed.

The truck driver and the passenger in the SUV were sent to the hospital to be treated. The road is currently down to one lane while State Police investigate the crash.

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