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Police Trying to Identify Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Luzerne County

Police are looking for information and the identity of a truck driver they believe was involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash along Interstate 81 in Luzerne County late Friday night.

According to information from the State Police barracks in Hazleton, the hit-and-run incident happened shortly after 11 p.m. Friday in Butler Twp., Luzerne County, on the southbound ramp at Exit 151B.

Police say they received reports of a person laying on the road of the off ramp. That’s where they found Dionys Ramirez-Moya, 24, of Hazleton. They determined that he was likely hit by a semi truck and trailer.

Ramirez-Moya was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say they didn’t attempt any life-saving measures on scene due to the severity of the victim’s injuries.

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The truck driver is believed to have continued traveling on Interstate 80, based on the evidence collected at the scene of the crash. The ramp to the highway was closed until about 5 a.m. Saturday while police and other emergency personnel worked to clear the scene.

If anyone witnessed anything related to this incident, they’re asked to call Trooper Michael Wychock at the PSP-Hazleton barracks at 570-459-3890.

 

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