UPDATE: Victim of Deadly Crash Identified

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FOSTER TOWNSHIP -- State police say a man died Wednesday morning when his car crashed into a tractor-trailer in Luzerne County.

Troopers identified the victim as Jamin Zimmerman, 34, of Lehighton.

The wreck on Route 940 in Foster Township, near Freeland, happened around 4:30 a.m.

State police said Zimmerman's car crossed the center line and hit the rig head-on.

Zimmerman died at the scene. The truck driver was not hurt.

Part of Route 940 in the Freeland area was closed while crews cleaned up the wreck.


  • Melanie

    There are very nice tributes posted here. I hope all communities keep reaching out to both families. A young man with his life in front of him and children to raise was taken far too early. Let us not forget about the truck driver. Yes, he suffered no physical injuries but the memories and trauma will follow him the rest of his life. Please everyone, reach out to ALL t hat that this tragedy touched. I know there is good in our community and we need to band together in support of both families. My personal belief is the young man is now resting in the arms of our Lord.

  • Lori Deramus

    He was my stepbrother he will be missed anyone of us can be gone just like that that is why u should always be kind to your loved ones like it would be the last time u ever see them cause you just never know love you jam in rip

  • Tammy

    I want to thank everyone for their condolences to the victims family and friends… it is a tragic loss for our town. he was my neighbor for years and good friend to my younger brothers and my family… he left behind two young sons and his kids mother… just asking for prayer for his kids which are taking it really hard as well as the mother is… he will be truly missed by so many friends.. god bless

  • rabies

    Pause the video at 10 seconds, follow the sunlight across the road to the face of Jesus in the wreckage.

    • mel1980

      I was a family friend of jamin an I can see what you seen an gonna share this with his friends an family! He was a unique an kind soul! Rip buddy I think that was our sign your OK!

  • mdog

    Good thing it was diesel and not one of those compressed fuel truck they been pushin.
    Story would be very much worse.

    • K

      Horrifying isn’t it? Well, it did crash with a truck! The truck driver was ok the article said, well yeah, no doubt! They’re a lot bigger than most cars! “the car driver was killed when his vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer,” I don’t want to imagine how they hit with damage like this! So sad for family and friends, my sympathies.

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