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Questions Remain After Pedestrian Killed

Posted on: 8:11 pm, October 9, 2012, by , updated on: 08:39pm, October 9, 2012

PITTSTON — This was just scene shortly after 4:15 a.m. Tuesday morning along Oak Street off Route 315 near Pittston.

Pittston Township police said three people were walking here when a car drove by and hit two of them the driver stopped and reported the crash to police.  A man was hurt and taken to the hospital

Donna Urban of Wilkes-Barre died from her injuries.

But according to Pittston Township police, Urban was pulled over at a traffic stop in West Pittston earlier in the morning.

West Pittston police said they stopped her for several moving violations and then became suspicious of some other crime.

They took her back to the station for questioning, impounded her car, and released her to an address in Pittston at around 2:00 a.m.

Pittston Township police said Urban and the other victim were hit near the intersection of Oak Street and Enterprise Way just a few hours later.

The people who work around her told me that with the recent development of this area, there is more foot traffic. But there aren’t any sidewalks.

“Earlier in the morning, that was kind of shocking to hear it was that early in the morning because mostly everybody I see is during the day time. But I know there’s been some problems before on oak street up here,” said Dr. Shawn Casey.

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