EAST PENN TWP., Pa. - A car hit a deer, then a vehicle on the shoulder in a fatal wreck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Carbon County.
It happened around 12:50 a.m. Sunday on the Northeast Extension in East Penn Township, near the Mahoning Valley interchange.
State police said a car driving in the left lane hit a deer crossing the road. The car went across the right lane and rear ended another vehicle that was disabled on the shoulder.
Police said two people were inside the broken down vehicle when it was hit.
Michael Hartman, 45, of Lehighton, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 21-year-old driver of the vehicle on the shoulder was injured and taken to the hospital, according to police.
Officials said the driver of the first car was also injured and taken to the hospital.
The extent of their injuries is not known.
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