Two Dead After Crash

PACKER TOWNSHIP — State police believe alcohol was a factor in a crash that killed two people in Carbon County.

The crash happened around 4 a.m. Sunday on private property near Nesquehoning.

Troopers said the driver, Richard Matsick of Nesquehoning, was speeding on Fireline Road when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree.

Two passengers, Richard Zabroski and Rebecca Pilla, both of Nesquehoning, died.

Matsick and another passenger were seriously injured.

State police said no one in the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt.

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