SHAMOKIN, Pa. -- A 3-year-old girl and her great-grandfather are both dead after a one-car crash in Shamokin Wednesday morning.
Police said the driver, Allen Travitz Sr., 68, crashed his SUV head-on into a concrete wall along West Montgomery Street around 8 a.m.
Crews said Travitz and his 3-year-old great-granddaughter Mackenzie Mae Garber died in the wreck.
Investigators believe Travitz was driving downhill on West Montgomery Street. Shamokin police are not sure if he had a medical emergency or if the vehicle malfunctioned, but Travitz did not use his brakes.
The chief does not believe Travitz was wearing a seatbelt. He says there were two car seats in the vehicle, but police are not sure if the child was strapped into one.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.