6 dead in Memorial Day weekend accidents in Pennsylvania: State Police

Six people died in five traffic accidents over the holiday weekend, one of which involved alcohol, Pennsylvania State Police said.

PENNSYLVANIA – Six people died in five separate traffic crashes across Pennsylvania during the four-day Memorial Day weekend, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The fatal accidents occurred Sunday in Derry Township, Westmoreland County, Friday in Clinton Township, Lycoming County, Monday in Straban Township, Adams County, Friday in Mahoning Township, Carbon County and in Clifford Township, Susquehanna County.

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Jason Reed, 50, of Palmerton, and Trevor Hunsicker, 36, of Kingston, died in the crash in Mahoning Township after they were ejected from a 2022 Subaru that collided head-on with a pickup truck, state police said. Alcohol was a factor in the crash, authorities said.

According to state police, Brianna Michelle Lucas, David M. Nangle (74) of Painted Post, New York, and Joshua M. Haines (24) of Blairsville were also killed in the accidents.

Further details about the crash in Clifford Township were not released.

A total of 756 traffic accidents occurred over the weekend, in which 181 people were injured. 46 of these 756 accidents were caused by drunk driving.

Over the weekend, police arrested 467 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

In addition, numerous traffic tickets were issued during the holidays, including 8,834 for speeding, 1,234 for not wearing seat belts and 172 for not securing children in child seats.

These statistics cover only incidents investigated by State Police and do not include incidents to which other law enforcement agencies responded.

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