Teen Killed in Luzerne County Wreck Identified

BUTLER TOWNSHIP -- A 17 year old from Florida was killed in a crash involving a car full of teenagers in Luzerne County.

Butler Township police tell us Justin Pinzaru, 17, of Florida died in the crash along South Old Turnpike Road on Tuesday.

Pinzaru and a 17-year-old passenger from Hazleton, who suffered severe injuries, were both thrown from the vehicle. Neither was wearing a seatbelt.

Officers say a 16 year old from Drums was behind the wheel. He was not hurt. Another 16 year old, also from Drums, was taken to a hospital to be checked out.

State police are helping with the crash investigation in Luzerne County.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for a memorial fund for Pinzaru.

1 Comment

  • magicmikexxsm

    a 16 year old from Drums was behind the wheel………………………
    Above is the problem, why do we give drivers license to 16 year old’s…the state should up the age to 18 to drive…
    if the kid at 16 needs to get somewhere let the parents drive them and pick them back up.

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