Saturday, October 20, 2018

Three ID'd in Fatal Reilly Township Crash Saturday Morning; One Other Injured

The identity of the three fatal victims and one injured in a Reilly Township crash Saturday Morning has been released.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven, Brandon Stephens, 31, of Pottsville, Jayden Klemas, 19, of Tremont, and a 17 year old, from Tremont, died in the crash.  Colin Knoll, 20, of Pine Grove was also injured.

Police say the crash occurred around 4:00am, Saturday, as a Pontiac G4, being operated by Stephens, was travelling south on Route 209 between Tremont and Newtown.

For unknown reasons, Stephens crossed the center line and struck a Toyota Corrola, being driven by Klemas with Knoll and the 17 year old as passengers, head on.

Stephens Klemas, and the 17 year old were all pronounced dead at the scene by Schuylkill County Deputy Coroner Joe Pothering.

Knoll was removed from the vehicle by fire personnel and was taken to Hershey Medical Center for unknown critical injuries.

Route 209 was closed for alomst 5 hours while State Troopers from Schuylkill Haven along with the PSP Troop L Reconstructionist investigated the crash.