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Luzerne man dies in crash

Published July 05. 2013 05:03PM

A Luzerne County man died and another was injured in a head-on collision that occurred about 4:50 p.m. on Monday, July 1, along SR924, at Quad Graphics, in Hazle Township.

State police at Hazleton said Carlos Taveras-Martes, 35, of West Hazleton, was driving a 1994 Honda Accord westbound when the vehicle began to hydroplane causing him to lose control.

The Honda crossed the center line and entered the eastbound lane where it collided head-on with a 2010 Volkswagen Sport driven by Christopher Jones, 43, of Drums. After impact both vehicles came to rest in the eastbound lane.

Both drivers were taken to the Hazleton General Hospital. Taveras-Martes died at the hospital, troopers said. Jones was admitted with moderate injuries.

Taveras-Martes was not wearing a seat belt, troopers noted.

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