Scranton Man Killed In Crash On Northeast Extension Of Turnpike

November 7, 2018

FRANKLIN TWP. — A Scranton man was killed late Tuesday in a crash involving a wrong-way driver on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, state police said.

Paul Gerrity, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at mile marker 75.4 in Carbon County’s Franklin Twp., police said.

Gerrity was driving north in the northbound lanes about 11:54 p.m. when his 2003 Honda Civic was struck head-on by a 2015 Audi A4 driven by Joseph Persico, 68, Shavertown, who was traveling south in the northbound lanes, police said.

Gerrity’s car then spun around and was hit a second time by a northbound 2018 Toyota Corolla traveling directly behind him, police said. The driver of that car, Pan Tso, 39, Wilmington, was taken to Lehighton Hospital for treated of a minor injury.


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