Mother, Daughter Dead in Carbon County Crash

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NESQUEHONING -- A mother and her daughter are dead, and two other children were hurt after a crash in Carbon County.

That crash happened around 4 p.m. Friday on Route 93 in Nesquehoning.

Police said Ana Iris Luna Hernandez, 36, of Hazleton was killed when her car crashed into a tree. She was driving only with a learner's permit.

Her 18-year-old daughter, Allejandra Luna was also killed.

Two kids in the back seat were flown to the hospital for treatment.

Police are still investigating, but tell Newswatch 16 speed and improper passing played a role in that deadly crash in Carbon County.

"It's the worst I’ve ever seen in my 40 years of doing this," said Diana Walls with Hauto Volunteer Fire Company.

Distraught family members rushed to the crash site.

That part of Route 93 was closed for several hours while police searched for what may have caused the deadly wreck, but the Carbon County coroner said people do speed on this road.

"It’s sad because it's a straight road, but they fly like crazy," Carbon County Coroner Robert Miller said.

“I don’t live here right now. I’m from the Bethlehem area, but I know that growing up it was always a trap for speeding,” said Maria Swankoski of Bethlehem.

Regardless of what caused the crash, people say it’s just sad.

“I lost a nephew and he left four children, and it’s very hard, just hard to see those kids,” said Gina Mele of Nesquehoning.


  • Joske

    Cars don’t end up a mangled mess of metal by themselves. One less irresponsible driver out there who would have killed more innocent people.

  • nojustice_nopeace

    So terribly sad! I pray these two children recover! Prayers to family and friends of this woman and child who lost their lives.

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