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Boy Killed, Father Hurt in Old Forge Crash

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OLD FORGE — A 12-year-old boy is dead and his father is in critical condition following a crash late Saturday in Old Forge.

Police have identified the victims as Leonard Zupon Jr. and his father Leonard Zupon Sr. Both are from Old Forge.

Their car and an SUV crashed on South Keyser Avenue just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the Old Forge police chief.

The driver of the other vehicle, David Turano of Carbondale, was treated and released. Police also took blood samples from Turano as part of the investigation.

Police said Turano ran off after the wreck. Taylor Police tracked him down about 15 minutes later. Officers said he may have been driving under the influence.

Zupon passed away Sunday morning from his injuries, according to police. He just started seventh grade this week at All Saints Academy.

Neither victim was wearing a seat belt, said police.

No charges have been filed at this time and the investigation into the deadly wreck continues.



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