- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

CHINCHILLA, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a car apparently heading the wrong way on a northeastern Pennsylvania interstate collided with another car, killing four people.

State police in Lackawanna County say one of the cars was apparently heading north in the southbound lanes on Interstate 81 when it collided with a southbound car shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday in South Abington Township.

Coroner Timothy Rowland identified the victims as 68-year-old Vinodchandra Patel, 30-year-old Komal Vyas, 29-year-old Shilpa Patel, and 32-year-old Ashley Wheeler.

Rowland said autopsies are scheduled Sunday on the victims, all of whom are from Scranton.

State police and the county district attorney’s office are investigating.


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