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Carbon County man killed in head-on crash

Published On: Aug 20 2014 11:54:11 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 20 2014 02:11:15 PM EDT
FOSTER TWP., Pa. -

A Carbon County man was killed early Wednesday in a crash in Luzerne County.

The accident happened around 4:30 a.m. on Route 940, just east of Veterans Road in Foster Township.

Jamin Zimmerman was traveling west on Route 940 when, for unknown reasons, his car crossed the center line and hit a tractor trailer head on, police said.

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After impact, Zimmerman's car went north off the road and came to a stop on the north shoulder.

The tractor trailer, driven by David Kleppinger, 60, of Palmerton, continued another 70 feet and stopped on the southern shoulder.

Zimmerman, 34, of Lehighton, died at the scene.

Kleppinger was not hurt.