Police search for hit and run driver after construction worker killed in Luzerne County

August 03, 2020 - 5:17 am

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — State police are searching for a vehicle that fled the scene after striking and killing a construction workers on Interstate 81 in northeastern Pennsylvania over the weekend. Police in Luzerne County say the sedan was heading north on the interstate in the right lane, which was closed due to active nighttime construction. Police said the vehicle struck 30-year-old Kevin Dendulk shortly before 1:30 a.m. Saturday in Hazle Township and didn’t stop, continuing to travel in the closed right lane of I-81 north. Police said a deputy county coroner pronounced the Royersford resident dead at the scene less than an hour later. State Police say they are looking for a grey Hyundai Accent with heavy damage to the passenger side and missing a passenger side mirror and window glass. There is possible headlight, hood and windshield damage. If you have any information call State Police at Hazleton.

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