One Person Dies in Lackawanna County Crash

ARCHBALD, Pa. -- A man is dead after a crash in Lackawanna County.

The wreck between a car and a COLTS vehicle happened around 12:30 p.m. on Business Route 6 in Archbald.

Archbald police say a car was headed toward Carbondale when it collided with a COLTS van running its regular route in this part of the county.

Police say both vehicles were on Business Route 6 when they collided but the van was making a turn into the plaza.

A passenger in the car died in the crash. The coroner identified him as 63-year-old Paul Herzog from Thompson in Susquehanna County.

Another man was driving the car, and a woman was in the back seat. They both were taken to the hospital as well as the van driver, who is not a COLTS employee, but a contractor.

No one else was on the van at the time of the crash.

"We'll look at some road markings and any type of evidence that we can find to try to see what actually did occur here. so, we've requested the assistance of the Pennsylvania State Police, their accident reconstruction unit, also the Lackawanna County district attorney has been here as well," said Archbald Police Chief Tim Trently.

Police don't have any immediate suspicions that anything criminal happened to cause this crash but they will look at the evidence collected by state police.

"We will be checking cameras to see if they can help us out, obviously, if there's anybody out there who witnessed the incident and would like to come forward, they can certainly call the Archbald Police Department," the chief said.

Business Route 6 in the area of the crash has reopened.

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