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Lehighton man killed in Luzerne Co. accident

Fatal crash in Luzerne

FOSTER TWP., Pa. - A 34-year-old Lehighton man was killed early Wednesday morning in an accident in Luzerne County.

Jamin Zimmerman was driving a 1999 Plymouth Breeze west on Route 940 in Foster Township when he crossed the center line and hit a 2012 Mack Truck Tractor, eventually coming to a stop off the roadway.

David Kleppinger, 60, of Palmerton, was driving the truck. He was not injured.

State Police say both cars sustained heavy damage.

It is unclear why Zimmerman crossed lanes, according to State Police.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Luzerne County Coroner's Office.

The accident happened at around 4:30 a.m. in Foster Township on Route 940 just east of Veteran's Road.

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