Investigating the scene of a crash, the cars involved and finding witnesses are issues that law enforcement often looks into after a car accident. These crash scene investigations may serve vital interests related to public policy. But, when a person is injured or killed in a wreck, a private investigation may reveal details that fall outside of the scope of the interests of the government.
Few details have been revealed surrounding what may have happened in a violent head-on collision on the Frackville-Morea Highway Friday afternoon. Authorities believe that an eastbound vehicle slammed head-on into an oncoming car. The wreck was reported around 4:00 in the afternoon in Mahanoy Township. Two cars collided head-on on a stretch of road that police say is a straightaway section of the highway.
A 51-year-old Mahanoy City man was driving the eastbound car. Authorities say that he did not survive the head-on collision. A woman who had been riding in the front passenger seat in the same car was taken to Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street, where she was pronounced dead. A second passenger from the same car was taken to a hospital in Danville, Pennsylvania, with undisclosed injuries.
The driver of the westbound vehicle suffered undisclosed injuries and was taken to Schuylkill Medical Center with what authorities say are non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities closed a portion of the highway for a period of time to gather evidence and information from the crash site. Debris and the vehicles were cleared from the scene of the tragic crash before authorities re-opened the highway. The official investigation continues.