Infant Dies Following Crash on Turnpike in Carbon County

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KIDDER TOWNSHIP — An infant died following a crash in Carbon County.

Investigators said a car hit a concrete barrier and was then hit by a tractor trailer in the southbound lanes of the turnpike near Albrightsville around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

All four people in that car were taken to the hospital including a child.

The coroner said 2-month-old John Simko, Jr. died Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest.

The south lanes of the turnpike were closed for about two hours while crews cleaned up.

State police said the driver of the car, John Simko, 21, of Dubois, lost crontrol after passing the tractor trailer and driving through a puddle on the road.