Fatal wrong-way crash closes section of Route 6 in Lackawanna County

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LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A deadly wrong-way crash shut down a section of the Casey Highway in Lackawanna County overnight.

The crash happened shortly before midnight on Wednesday near the Jermyn/Mayfield exit on Route 6.

State police tell Eyewitness News a man identified as Phillip D. Jones, 56 of Scranton, was driving a pickup truck going the wrong way when he collided with a vehicle carrying propane tanks.

The Lackawanna County Coroner says Jones was declared dead by the Chief Deputy Coroner on the scene. The coroner’s office is currently searching for relatives of Jones.

The driver of the other vehicle had to be freed by first responders and was taken to the hospital with injuries.

A state police reconstruction and forensics team are investigating.

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