By Kaylee Lindenmuth
HUMBOLDT, Luzerne County - State Police at Hazleton are investigating a hit-and-run crash in the Humboldt section of Hazle Township Friday morning.
The crash occurred around 7:20am at 595 Oak Ridge Road, near Freedom Corrugated.
A Weatherly man, Jeffrey Mehlig, 50, was travelling eastbound in a 2002 Toyota Echo when he struck the rear of an identified vehicle. Troopers noted he was driving too fast for conditions and failed to maintain control of the vehicle, and was unable to avoid the collision via braking.
The Echo sustained disabling damage after striking the unidentified vehicle, which fled the scene.