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Five injured in hit-and-run crash

Published December 02. 2011 05:01PM

Five Luzerne County residents were injured in a hit-and-run crash that occurred in Schuylkill County. State police at Frackville said the crash occurred along Interstate 81 in Mahanoy Township, about 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1.

Troopers said Darlene A. Orlandini, 50, of Dallas, was driving a 2006 Toyota Rav4 southbound in the right lane. While attempting to change lanes Orlandini failed to see a tractor trailer rig in the left lane. The Toyota struck the rig which pushed it into the guide rail. The Toyota continued south a distance before hitting an embankment. The rig operator continued south without stopping.

Orlandini and passengers Bernard Schultz, William Schultz, Theresa Licata and Josh Orlandini, all of Dallas, were injured and taken to several area hospitals, troopers said. None of the injuries were reported serious.

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