SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The father of a 2-year-old boy hit by a car in a Scranton neighborhood last Thursday, has been revealed as the person who struck him.
According to the court documents, Mark Zvolensky was backing out of his driveway on Dorothy Street when he struck his 2-year-old son Kayden, who was later pronounced dead one week ago.
Court papers also say Zvolensky was attempting to flee the area prior to being apprehended by police. A family member told police Zvolensky asked them for a ride out of town.
New information comes from the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office in response to a petition that was filed by Zvolensky’s lawyer to furlough his client from the Lackawanna County prison for one hour Friday for a private viewing for his son.
Zvolensky was charged and jailed for allegedly providing a false urine sample to Children and Youth, officials say. He has not been charged with his son’s death.
Lackawanna County Coroner Tim Rowland says Kayden Zvolensky, 2, of Throop died as a result of a head trauma he sustained during the crash on Dorothy Street near Isaac Tripp Elementary School.
The crash remains under police investigation.