Pedestrian Dies From Injuries After Being Struck By Vehicle In Plymouth

April 21, 2019 GMT

PLYMOUTH — A pedestrian struck by a vehicle Friday has died of his injuries, according to the Luzerne County Coroner’s Office.

Dean A. Eckrote, 56, of Reyburn, Union Twp., was pronounced dead at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital after being struck along East Main Street around 9:30 p.m., Coroner Daniel Hughes said.

Eckrote died of multiple traumatic injuries and the cause of death was ruled accidental, he said.

According to reports, the driver who hit Eckrote remained on the scene. Court records showed no charges had been immediately filed, but police could not be reached for comment about whether the driver could face charges.

Eckrote’s funeral arrangements are pending and will be handled by Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, Nanticoke.

— James Halpin