State Briefs Nov. 21

Names of man, two

teens killed in Poconos

crash released

TANNERSVILLE (AP) — Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania have released the names of a man and two teenagers killed in a head-on collision between a box truck and a car on an interstate in the Poconos.

State police in Monroe County said 61-year-old Luigi Depari of Allentown was driving the truck on I-80 East in Pocono Township that crossed over the grass median, went through a guardrail and hit a car carrying five people just before 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Depari was thrown from the truck and pronounced dead at the scene. Twelve-year-old Sammy Rutkowski was also pronounced dead at the scene. Fourteen-year-old Andrea Rutkowski was pronounced dead shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Police: Blind woman found dead after

looking for dog

AMITY (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say an elderly blind woman died after apparently getting lost near her residence while looking for her dog.

The (Washington) Observer-Reporter says 70-year-old Regina Carol Hart died Friday night near her home in Amity.

State police said she was looking for her dog near her residence after 6 p.m. when she apparently became disoriented.

Police said as night fell and colder temperatures set in, she “succumbed to pre-existing ailments.”

Personnel from the Long Pine fire department found her at about midnight in a wooden thicket next to a cornfield in Amwell Township.