One Dead, One Hospitalized After Car Smashes into Home

BUTLER TOWNSHIP -- One person is dead and another hurt after a car smashed into a home in Luzerne County.

Police said the car hit a utility pole before hitting the house along West Butler Drive near Drums around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said the driver, Dominic Depoalo, 95, suffered some kind of a medical episode that caused him to leave the road, shear off a utility pole then plow into the home.

His wife, Angeline Depoalo, also 95, was killed.

Dominic Depoalo was listed in the hospital in critical condition.

No one in the home was hurt.

Part of the road was closed while crews fixed the downed power lines.

1 Comment

  • Father time

    95? That’s a 9 and a 5. Whoa momma. 95 and behind the wheel of a mobilized high speed metal battering ram. I think the ‘medical episode’ is a farce. Bet he was checking his Facebook status or taking a selfie.

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