DANVILLE - A 68-year-old Elysburg man died Thursday from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash at Route 487 and Knoebels Boulevard.

Montour County Coroner Scott Lynn said John J. Lasko Jr., of 291 E. Valley Ave., was pronounced dead at 5:04 p.m. Thursday by a trauma team in the emergency room at Geisinger Medical Center. Lynn said the cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries suffered in an accident. 

Ralpho Township police reported Lasko was driving a Buick Enclave north on Route 487 at 3:20 p.m. Thursday when his vehicle exited the highway, crashed into a section of guard rail and descended an embankment off Knoebels Boulevard at the former main entrance to Knoebels Amusement Park.

Police said Lasko was unresponsive at the scene before being transported by Elysburg Ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center.

Lasko's sport utility vehicle sustained extensive damage and was towed by Tire Ranch, of Elysburg.

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