Two Dead in Early Morning Crash

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MAHONING TOWNSHIP -- Police in Carbon County are investigating an early morning crash that killed two people.

Police said it happened on Route 209 between Lehighton and Jim Thorpe around midnight.

According to the coroner, the driver, Linda Benner, 66, of Mahoning Township and the passenger, Bonita Aniskevich, also of Mahoning Township died as a result of the wreck.linda benner bonita aniskevich mug

Benner was a Mahoning Township supervisor.

Police said the car went off the side of the road and hit a mountain.

Newswatch 16's Bob Reynolds talked to shocked family members and friends.