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A tractor trailer rig careened into the Eaton Township home of Bob Stroka on Hunter Highway on June 3.

A tractor-trailer traveled off Route 29 (Hunter Highway) early June 3 and struck an Eaton Township home with its occupant Bob Stroka saying yesterday (June 16), “I’m so lucky to be alive.”

State police said that Matthew T. Vomero, 24, of Mechanicsburg, was driving south when at 3:12 a.m. he hit a utility pole and road sign before striking the home on its north end eventually resting on the home’s backside.

Vomero was taken to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center with suspected minor injuries.

Police said the wreck demolished the home and on Tuesday, June 9, they filed five traffic citations, all summary offenses, against Vomero: for (not) driving on roadways laned for traffic, driving on right side of roadway, careless driving, reckless driving, and required financial responsibility.

Stroka said on June 16 that he has been staying with very good neighbors, Neil and Miriam Carey. “I can’t thank them enough.”

He noted that a temporary trailer is expected later this week, and said that a new house would be rebuilt.

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