Mother, daughter killed in Jefferson crash

A mother and daughter were killed Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash in Jefferson, police said.

A mother and daughter were killed Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash in Jefferson, police said. (4/20/17)

JEFFERSON - A mother and daughter were killed Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash in Jefferson, police said.

Authorities said the fatal crash happened around 4:30 p.m. on Berkshire Valley Road in the area between Solar and Taylor roads.

Police said the initial investigation revealed that a Mercedes 540 driven by Scott Breitz, 21, of Jefferson Township, struck a Toyota Corolla driven by Alicia Montello, 25, of Stockholm, head-on.

Montello and her passenger, 52-year-old Darlene Gindhart, who was Montello’s mother, both died at the scene of the crash. Police said Breitz was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.  

The roadway was closed for more than three hours to complete the investigation.   

The crash remains under investigation, authorities said. Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact TSO. Roger Davis at 973-697-1300.

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