Two Dead After PA Turnpike Crash in Luzerne County

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BEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A crash on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Luzerne County is deadly, the coroner confirms.

It happened in the southbound lanes near the Wilkes-Barre interchange at Bear Creek around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. State police said an SUV flipped over a side guide rail. Four people were inside.

State police said two people were dead and two others were taken to the hospital.

Police have identified the victims as Ileana Molnar, 71, and Gyula Molnar, 81, both of New Jersey.

Troopers said the driver, an 80-year-old man from New Jersey, and a front-seat passenger were conscious and alert at the hospital.


  • fissels

    I certainly don’t know the details of this crash, but people travel way too fast on the turnpike. I drive 65 and cars go by me like I’m sitting still

    • Jeff _

      Yet nonetheless the traffic fatality rate is about a quarter of what it was 30 years ago. Too fast for you maybe.

      • ozzycoop

        Exaggerate much? Maybe you should stop spewing stupidity. In 1988 there were about 47,000. Last year it was about 41,000. A far cry from 1/4. When you look at the big picture that isn’t much better. Maybe you are going to be the next to kill someone on the turnpike because you are driving too fast. I think if you are stupid enough post made up nonsense then you are stupid enough to think 90 MPH on any American road is safe for those people around you. Speed if you want as long as you only kill yourself.

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