2010-04-08 / Local & State

Two Minors Cited In Western PA Crash That Killed Three

MEYERSDALE, Pa. (AP) – Police in western Pennsylvania have issued racing citations to two teenagers stemming from last month’s crash that killed three high school students whose car ran off a bridge and rolled down an embankment into a stream 300 feet below.

The two youths, who were 17 at the time of the crash, were charged with racing on highways, careless driving and speeding.

Summit Township police said 16-year-old Austin Johnson was driving the car that went off the Route 219 bridge on March 5, killing him as well as 16-year-old Lee Gnagey and 15-year-old Logan Buterbaugh. All were from Meyersdale, about 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Township police Chief Nathan Claycomb said other vehicles may have been involved, but summary charges can only be filed against the two drivers who were with the vehicle at the time of the crash.

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