KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police were called to the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash that shut down a portion of Wyoming Avenue in Kingston Sunday night.
Fire and police responded to the 100 block of Wyoming Avenue just before 8:00 p.m. for a report of a fatal crash involving at least two vehicles.
One woman at the scene said she heard the crash from her house about a block away. Nearby people tried to help but it was too late.
According to the Kingston police chief, a car pulled out of Josie’s Ice Cream and was hit by an oncoming SUV going northbound on Wyoming Avenue. The two victims, Austin Heck, 25, and James Wheeler, 27, were pronounced dead on the scene.
The driver of the SUV was transported to Geisinger with traumatic injuries, officials say. A PA State Police reconstruction unit is on the scene.
Route 11 between Northampton Street and Carle Street reopened after 10:00 p.m. Police say the crash is still under investigation.
According to the autopsy, the cause of death for both victims is multiple traumatic injuries.
A gofundme account has been made by Austin Heck’s sister to help pay for the funeral expenses.