Deadly Crash in Luzerne County

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HAZLE TOWNSHIP -- State police in Luzerne County are investigating a crash that turned deadly.

Troopers say a man crashed into a utility pole where North Church Street meets West 23rd Street early Monday morning near Hazleton.

Officials say the driver, Jose Orellana-Lopez, 35, from Hazleton, was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Troopers say speed may be been a factor in the crash in Luzerne County.