TOWANDA - The driver of an SUV that collided head-on with a dump truck on North Rome Road Friday survived, but both his passengers - his parents - died in the crash, according to state police.
Killed were front seat passenger Mack Cranmer Sr., 69, and his wife, Linda Cranmer, 68, of Wysox.
Their son, Mack Cranmer Jr., 40, who was driving the 2000 Dodge Durango, suffered moderate injury and was flown by medical helicopter to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
According to police, Cranmer was traveling east and the dump truck traveling west on the Rome Township road when Cranmer's vehicle drove into the westbound lane for an unknown reason and hit the dump truck head-on. The dump truck driver, Michael Johnson, 51, of Milan, attempted to veer away from the SUV by steering into the eastbound lane, police said. At the same time, Cranmer also steered back into the eastbound lane, where the collision occurred.
None of the Cranmers were wearing seat belts, police said.
Miller was not injured in the crash.
Preliminary investigation indicates neither speed nor alcohol was a factor in the crash, but the investigation is continuing and state police likely will close the road today to reconstruct the crash.
Mack Cranmer Jr. was in stable condition on Sunday evening, a nursing supervisor said.