UPDATE: The Lackawanna County Coroner has identified the man killed in today’s crash in Eynon. The coroner’s office says 63-year-old Paul Herzog of Thompson, Susquehanna County was killed when the car he was a passenger in collided with a transit bus on business Route 6. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. No word yet on what caused that crash.
LACKAWANNA COUNTY One man is dead after a crash this afternoon in Lackawanna County.
The wreck involved a vehicle and transit van — and it kept a busy road in the mid valley closed for hours. Eyewitness News Reporter Eric Deabill was on the scene shortly after the crash along Business Route 6 in Eynon Thursday afternoon.
Police, along with the Lackawanna County Coroners Office and the District Attorneys Office were investigating a deadly two vehicle crash involving a car and a transit van.
The Archbald police chief says both vehicles were on Business Route 6 when they collided.
Chief Tim Trently of the Archbald Police Department said “It looks like they were going in opposite directions and the van was probably going to make a turn” Trently says he believes into the shopping center.
The wreck happened at the entrance to the Big Lots shopping center.
The collision was so violent, the van was actually pushed off the road itself.
Eyewitnesses say they heard a loud boom.
The driver of the van was the only person on board at the time.
Three people were in the car. The man who died was a 63 year old front seat passenger.
A state police reconstruction unit responded to the scene to take photographs and measurements.
“We’ll look at some road markings and any type of evidence we can find to try and see what actually did occur here” added Chief Trently
Because this is a busy shopping area, police are hoping to get help to find out exactly what happened.
“We will be checking cameras to see if they can help us out. Obviously, if there’s anybody out there that witnessed the incident and would like to come forward, they can certainly call the Archbald Police Department” Said Chief Trently
NOON UPDATE: LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Eyewitness News Reporter Eric Deabill is on the scene of a deadly crash on Business Route 6 in Eynon.
Eric is reporting it is by the Big Lots shopping plaza and the road is currently closed because of the crash.
The wreck involved a vehicle and a transport van.
Police say one person died and several others have been taken to the hospital.
The Lackawanna County Coroner now says the victim of this afternoon’s crash in Eynon is from Thompson in Susquehanna County – not New York as originally reported.
A COLTS spokeswoman tells Eric Deabill the van involved in today’s crash was on a regular COLTS Route which is operated by Northeast Transit
The driver was reportedly the only one on the van.
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The coroner says a 63 year old man from Hancock, NY was killed in this crash. His name has not been released. He was a passenger in the vehicle pic.twitter.com/XxDxRjzJkC— Eric Deabill (@ericdeabill) October 11, 2018