Multi-Vehicle Crash Backs Up Traffic on I-81 in Lackawanna County

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SCOTT TOWNSHIP -- A multi-vehicle wreck along Interstate 81 in northern Lackawanna County had traffic backed up for miles Sunday afternoon.

Both the north and south bound lanes of the highway near the Waverly exit were affected by the crash that happened around 1 p.m.

According to state police, Ryan Koch of Dunmore lost control in the northbound lanes and crossed into the southbound side. He hit a minivan which then crashed into a third vehicle.

Koch and a passenger in the minivan were taken to the hospital.

One lane of both sides of the highway was shut down while crews worked to clear the wreck.

State police say Koch was not wearing a seat belt and will be cited for various traffic violations.


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