BUTLER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Butler Township Police have confirmed two people are dead after a fatal crash in Luzerne County Saturday evening.
Crews were called to the scene on N. Hunter Highway, State Route 309 just south of Sleepy Hollow Road in Butler Township around 7:30 p.m.
According to police the vehicle, a 2020 Tesla, was being operated by Crystal Stash, age 35 of Dallas, Pennsylvania.
Police state Stash was traveling northbound when she lost control while negotiating a curve.
The vehicle went across the oncoming lane, struck guide rails, and became airborne before falling several hundred feet down an embankment. Crews conducted a rope rescue to reach the victims.
Stash was pronounced dead at the scene, while a passenger, Henry H. Abrahams, age 28 of Stanhope, New Jersey, was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton and died a short time later.
Traffic in the area was restricted to one lane in each direction for approximately 3 ½ hours but has since re-opened.
Butler Township Police, Valley Regional Fire & EMS, Hazle Township Fire and Rescue, the Pennsylvania State Police, and Luzerne County Coroner’s Office assisted with the investigation.
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