Pedestrian Hit and Killed on I-81

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A pedestrian is dead after a crash Friday afternoon on Interstate 81 in Luzerne County.

Police say  Martin Makoweic, 44,  of Freeland, died after being struck by a vehicle near the Nanticoke exit on the southbound side of the interstate in Hanover Township around 4 p.m.

Police have not said if the driver in the deadly crash will face any charges.

The crash is still under investigation.



  • Giggity-MF-goo

    Sad to hear these things, but it is illegal/prohibited to walk the interstates, right? The driver shouldn’t get anything if that b the case.

      • Giggity-MF-goo

        Not much of PA highways are straight, let alone smooth. I find myself focused on what is in the lanes such as pot holes and voids much more than folks on the side of the road these days. I still get over when I am able too, have been for way longer than its been a law.

      • Giggity-MF-goo

        Thats so sad. People simply dont pay attention to anything on the roads, weather its on the side or infront of them

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