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Off-Duty Police Officer Killed in Crash

MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. β€” An off-duty police officer from Luzerne County died after a crash early Sunday morning in Carbon County. Andrew Jones worked as a...

MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- An off-duty police officer from Luzerne County died after a crash early Sunday morning in Carbon County.

Andrew Jones worked as an officer for the Swoyersville Police Department.

He died at the hospital after crashing into a tree around 2:00 a.m. on Mill Street in Mahoning Township.

Jones was sworn in as a full-time officer back in October.

Officials posted a statement on the borough's Facebook page, stating in part,

β€œHe was a very friendly police officer who wanted nothing more to be a police officer for Swoyersville. In his two and a half shorts months he spent with us, he left a lasting impression that may never be forgotten.”

There's no word on what caused the deadly wreck in Carbon County.