Two High School Football Players Among Three People Killed In Western PA Car Crash
A total of three people, including two high school football players, were killed in a car crash on Friday night in western Pennsylvania, The Washington Post reported.
The crash occurred around 10 p.m. in Sharon, a town along the Pennsylvania-Ohio border and 50 miles north of Pittsburgh. Two seniors on the Sharon High School football team were killed according to a statement on Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association's District 10 website.
"Because of this very tragic accident, the Sharon-Girard Playoff football game scheduled for Saturday November 9th had been cancelled.
Our thoughts and prayers are with with the families of those killed and injured and with the entire Sharon High School community," the statement read.
The names of the victims have not been released yet. Two children, ages 10 and 12, were in the back of a pickup truck when the crash happened, killing the driver. One child was flown to a burn unit and the other was hospitalized.
Additionally, other members of the Sharon football team were among the injured. At least six people were involved in the accident.
First responders said there was "heavy entrapment" of the SUV in the crash, making it difficult to pull the victims out of the car. Two bodies that were extricated from the SUV were covered in white sheets according to a report by The Sharon Herald.
The Mercer County coroner's office told The Washington Post that they may announce more information about the crash on Saturday. Calls to the Sharon police and school district were not returned.