Police release names of Rt. 115 crash victims
Last Modified: February 15. 2013 10:24AM
State Police investigate the scene of a fatal car accident just yards from the downed signs hit by Judge Chester Murowski on icy roads just three days prior. AIMEE DILGER Photos/The Times Leader 1/7/2010
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Pennsylvania State Police have identified the woman who was killed in a multi-car crash on Route 115 this morning.
Christina M. Rock, 38, of 80 Hillbrook Dr., Bear Creek Township, died as a result of her injuries.
Police said Rock's vehicle began to spin as it was traveling northbound, crossed the road and struck a vehicle being operated by Kathryn Ann Sufrinko, 27, of Hanover Township. Sufrinko and her 6-year-old son were severely injured.
UPDATED 10:28 A.M.
BEAR CREEK - PennDOT has reopened Route 115 following a fatal crash that occurred at about 8:40 a.m. Thursday.
UPDATED 10:05 A.M.
BEAR CREEK TWP. - A woman was killed in a two vehicle crash on state Route 115 Thursday morning, state police at Wyoming said.
The name of the woman has not been released pending notification of family.
Trooper Tom Kelly said two vehicles, a Subaru and a Ford Escape, collided on Route 115, near Pittston Boulevard at about 8:40 a.m.
Kelly said the Subaru was traveling north on Route 115 and slid on black ice into the southbound lane where it collided into the Ford Escape.
A woman and a 7-year old child in the Ford were taken to area hospitals, Kelly said.
Several trucks from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation were seen spreading salt on Route 115.
The fatal accident happened about 100 yards north from where Luzerne County Senior Judge Chester Muroski said he slid off Route 115 and into mailboxes Monday night.
Route 115 in both northbound and southbound lanes of travel between Old East End Boulevard is closed to traffic.
POSTED 9:01 A.M.
BEAR CREEK TWP. - A multi-vehicle crash has closed state Route 115 in both northbound and southbound lanes of travel in the area of Old East End Boulevard and the Turnpike Ramp Road, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Reportedly, one person has died. Several people are being transported to area hospitals by ambulance and helicopter.
Check back for details as they become available.