MAHANOY TOWNSHIP - Two Mahanoy City people died from injuries they suffered Friday in a head-on crash on the Frackville-Morea Highway in Mahanoy Township.

The crash occurred just before 4 p.m. in a straight area of the highway about a mile east of the entrance to the SCI-Mahanoy prison.

Two people inside one of the vehicles were killed.

The driver, identified as Daniel Jackson, 51, of Mahanoy City, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene at 4 p.m. by Schuylkill County Deputy Coroner David Truskowsky, Mahanoy City.

A female front seat passenger, Robin Capone, 52, also of Mahanoy City, was partially ejected and taken to Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street. She was pronounced dead there by Schuylkill County Deputy Coroner Gayle Newton.

A backseat passenger in the car was taken to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, while the driver of the second vehicle was taken to Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street, both for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening.

State police at Frackville are investigating the crash and said it occurred as Jackson was driving east, toward Mahanoy City, when his car crashed head-on into the oncoming vehicle.

Police had no additional information on the crash Friday night.

Mahanoy City firefighters and EMS assisted at the scene along with Shenandoah ALS.

Schuylkill County Deputy Coroner Andrew Szczyglak was also at the scene to assist.

A section of the Frackville-Morea Highway was closed for a short time while police investigated the crash and the vehicles and debris were removed.