Kunkle firefighter injured directing traffic


MONROE TWP. — A member of the Kunkle Volunteer Fire Co. was struck by a dump truck while directing traffic after a vehicle crash near Routes 309 and 29 early Friday morning.

State police did not release the name of the firefighter but the Noxen Volunteer Fire Co. on its Facebook page identified him as Ed Nulton, 62, of Monroe Township.

Nulton was flown to an area hospital for serious injuries.

“Asking prayers for our fellow firefighter who was badly injured at an accident scene today,” said a message on Kunkle Fire Co.’s Facebook page.

State police said Nulton was struck by a dump truck operated by Jack C. Husband, 46, of Harveys Lake, at about 6:37 a.m.

Firefighters responded to the initial crash at about 5:45 a.m. when police said Valerie Hamer, 47, of Verona, lost control of her 2005 Chrysler Town and Country that struck a mailbox, a street sign and a utility pole.

Hamer was transported to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, troopers reported.