Update: One Dead, One in Hospital After Crash

EAST NORWEGIAN TOWNSHIP — One person is dead after a crash in Schuylkill County. It happened just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Route 209 near Port Carbon, according to state police.

Troopers said the driver, Christopher Gibas, 41, of Pottsville, lost control of the vehicle while going around a curve. The vehicle flew through the air and hit a tree.

State police said Gibas was killed. The passenger, Rick Reilly, 48, was taken to the hospital. He has moderate injuries.

Troopers believe speed played a role.

Route 209 was closed in both directions for about two hours after the wreck.

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