Last updated: April 12. 2013 12:18AM - 6005 Views
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HANOVER TWP. — A Nanticoke man died from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle crash on the Sans Souci Parkway late Wednesday night.

Township police identified the man as 68-year-old Daniel Markowski.

Markowski was ejected from his 1998 Chevrolet after it was struck from behind by a 1996 Honda, driven by John Ward, 21, of Nanticoke, at about 11:05 p.m., police said.

Markowski was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township, where he died.

According to police: Ward was traveling south in the passing lane on the Sans Souci and struck the rear of Markowski’s vehicle that had pulled onto the parkway from the Hampton House parking lot. The force of the impact caused Markowski’s vehicle to roll over, resulting in Markowski being ejected, police said.

Ward was transported to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

A passenger in Ward’s vehicle, a 17-year-old girl, also was treated at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Police believe Ward was traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the crash.

The parkway — from the PCS Service Station at Main Road to Penn Corners — was closed for about three hours as state police reconstructed the accident. It reopened just after 2 a.m.

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