Scranton man killed in I-81 crash

The Citizens' Voice - - LOCAL - — Michael P. Buf­fer

A Scranton man died from a crash on In­ter­state 81 af­ter los­ing con­trol of his mo­tor­cy­cle at 4:55 a.m. Sat­ur­day, po­lice said.

John Joseph Teeple, 40, died from mul­ti­ple trau­matic in­juries and was pro­nounced dead at the scene, po­lice said. Teeple was trav­el­ing south and crashed into a dis­abled and un­oc­cu­pied ve­hi­cle on the west shoul­der of the high­way, po­lice said.

He was thrown from his 2009 Kawasaki mo­tor­cy­cle and came to a rest in the left travel lane about 34 feet from the ini­tial point of im­pact with the dis­abled ve­hi­cle, a 2004 Chevro­let Aveo, po­lice said.

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