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One Dead after Luzerne County Crash

Posted on: 9:33 am, May 7, 2012, by

The Luzerne County coroner has identified a man killed Sunday night in a crash on Interstate 81.

Carlos Medina, 51, of Scranton was killed when he was thrown from the pick-up truck he was driving, according to police.

The crash happened around 10 p.m. on Interstate 81 north in Plains Township near the Wilkes-Barre exit.

Police said the truck was speeding on the on-ramp from Route 115/Route 309 to I-81 north. Troopers said Medina lost control of the truck on a curve.  The trucked rolled several times, throwing Medina.

One lane of I-81 north was closed along with the exit to the Cross Valley Expressway, both are now open again in Luzerne County.

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