NESQUEHONING – Newswatch 16 has learned a police officer involved in a deadly crash in Carbon County has been placed on unpaid administrative leave.
Nesquehoning’s borough council voted Wednesday night to put officer Steven Homanko on unpaid leave, according to borough Council President David Hawk.
State police are investigating a crash involving Homanko’s cruiser and a car on Route 209 between Nesquehoning and Jim Thorpe earlier this month.
A passenger in the car, Carola Sauers, 69, died.
Her husband, Michael Sauers, 64, survived the wreck.
So far, no charges have been filed in connection with the deadly crash in Carbon County.