Deadly turnpike wreck in Carbon Co. kills one, injures two

A Scranton man is dead after a multi-car collision on the PA turnpike in Franklin Township Tuesday night.

Authorities say just before midnight, Joseph Persico, 68, of Shavertown, drove into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle head on.

That vehicle, driven by 50-year-old Paul Gerrity, spun into the other lane and was struck again by another vehicle.

Officials say Gerrity was pronounced dead at the scene.

Persico was taken to a hospital for serious injuries. The other driver involved was also transported to a hospital for minor injuries.


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