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Monroe driver killed in crash

Published October 20. 2011 05:01PM

A Monroe County man was killed in a one vehicle crash that occurred about 2:49 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the accident occurred along SR115 north of Blakeslee Corners in Tobyhanna Township.

Police identified the victim as Joseph Passeretti, 64, of Stroudsburg.

According to police Passeretti was operating a 2008 Ford Ranger pickup truck southbound when the truck veered across the oncoming lane and went onto the berm. The truck then struck a utility pole and tree before coming to rest.

Passeretti was taken to the Geisinger Wyoming Medical Center, Plains Township, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The investigation into the crash is continuing.

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