One Dead, One in Custody After Hit and Run

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HAZLETON — A hit and run in Hazleton late Saturday night left one man dead.

Police say they later tracked down the vehicle and took the driver into custody.

The hit and run happened shortly after 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Broad and Pine streets in Hazleton.

Police say a black SUV hit a pedestrian and took off.

A 21-year-old man was taken to a hospital in the city, where he died from his injuries.

According to a news release, police found the SUV involved in the hit and run and took the driver into custody.

So far, police are not giving out the name of the victim or of the person in custody.

If you have information about this deadly hit and run, Hazleton Police would like you to contact them by calling Luzerne County 911.


  • MsB

    Breaking news, some loser idiot has to keep stealing my username(s) because they are SO lame they don’t have a mind of their own. I feel sorry for you, people like you who’s lives are so BORING that they have to take on someone else’s identity.
    I feel this piece was handled very well in the face of limited information.
    My sympathies and prayers for the family and friends who lost a loved one.

  • cuda73

    I live on the outskirts of Hazleton, and the city itself is good. It’s the people committing the crimes we need to get rid of. There are still some decent people that live there and some decent Mom/Pop shops/restaurants…….we need a ‘cleanser’.

    • MsB

      I feel your pain, many people go through or have one through this in their neighborhoods. Hopefully it won’t take them years. But it can be done!

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