LINDEN — A 46-year-old resident of Cogan Station was killed late Monday night when his truck veered off Route 220 and crashed into a utility pole.

Richard Beck was not wearing a seat belt just before midnight when his rig overturned in the crash, state police at Montoursville said

The state Department of Transportation reported this morning that Route 220 northbound was backed up for several miles as crews worked to replace the utility pole.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible this morning. Repairs are expected to be completed around noon today.

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