Wrong-way driver turns himself in after two were taken to hospital in head-on crash on Interstate 81

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SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — UPDATE: We have an update on a crash in Scranton we first told you about Saturday. State police say they have tracked down the wrong-way driver.

Officials say he turned himself in Saturday. The head-on crash happened Saturday morning around 12:30 a.m. on Interstate 81 near mile marker 190.

Two Clarksville, Virginia residents both in their mid-30s were in that other car. The female driver was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries.

Her male passenger appeared to suffer only a minor injury. The crash remains under investigation.


One person was injured and another sustained a suspected minor injury after a head-on crash on Interstate 81 Saturday morning.

According to PSP Dunmore, two people from Virginia were driving in the southbound lane of Interstate 81 around mile marker 191 when they were struck head-on by a vehicle driving north in the southbound lane.

According to police, after the crash, the driver of the car traveling the wrong way fled the scene on foot going east towards Commerce Drive. The fleeing driver was described as a Hispanic male.

Both victims were taken to Geisinger CMC. The driver was injured, but the severity was unknown. The passenger had a suspected minor injury.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Dunmore at 570-963-3165.

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