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One Dead, One in Custody After Hit and Run


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.


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