Pedestrian dies after being struck on Route 11

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UPDATE: Officials say 35-year-old John McElwee Jr. from Plains Township was killed after being hit by a car on Route 11 near the Hunlock Creek Energy Center. Officials say he was not wearing reflective gear when the crash happened.

The driver of the vehicle, a 71-year-old man was also injured. His condition is unknown and there’s no word yet on any charges being filed.

HUNLOCK TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A pedestrian crash closed down part of Route 11 Thursday night.

Two people, a 71-year-old Shickshinny man and a 35-year-old Plains Township man, were taken to a hospital. It is not known who was the driver and who was the pedestrian. The pedestrian was walking in pitch black conditions with no reflective gear when the accident occurred.

The call came in around 8 p.m. to Route 11 near the Hunlock Creek Energy Center.

State police and first responders rushed to the scene, closing down Route 11 from Shickshinny up to the intersection of Main Road in Hunlock Township until 10:15 Thursday night.

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