Two killed in Route 209 crash in Carbon County
Single-car accident happened early Friday
Two women were killed in an accident early Friday morning in Carbon County.
Their car was traveling on Route 209 in Mahoning Township toward Lehighton when it went off the right shoulder "and hit the mountain head-on" around 12:25 a.m. Friday, police said.
Officers arriving on the scene found the Kia Forte setting sideways in the northbound lane.
The driver died at the scene; the passenger was taken to Gnaden Huetten Hospital in Lehighton, where she died later,according to police.
Carbon County Coroner Bruce Nalesnik identified the victims as Linda Benner, 66, who was the driver, and Bonita Aniskevich, 51. Both were residents of Mahoning Township.
The coroner reported both died from blunt force injuries.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
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