State Police: Teen Killed, Another Life Flighted After Crash

PORTER TOWNSHIP — State police said a 17-year-old driver is dead after a crash in Schuylkill County Sunday morning.

According to troopers, two 17-year-olds were in a car traveling on North Keystone Road in Porter Township, near Tower City around 4:00 a.m. when the driver lost control.

Police said the car ended on it’s roof, and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other 17-year-old male was flown to Hershey Medical Center for severe injuries, according to officials.

Troopers said  both the driver and passenger were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash in Schuylkill County.

5 comments

  • Dennis

    My condolences to the family and rest in peace to the decedents, but why are 17 yr olds out on the highway at 4 am??? I know that there will be several dislikes by those claiming that the families will be reading this. Really??? Gimme a break. Those mourning will not be running to WNEP to see what posters will be saying about this loss. This does beg the fair question as to why they are on the roads and not home dreaming of a fulfilled future instead of running the high risk of a bad outcome.

    • MWM

      I was thinking the same thing, why were 17 yr olds out driving at 4 AM? So sad and tragic!
      However, there is the possibility they were enroute from or to working somewhere? “Nighttime driving restriction begins at 11 p.m.: The young driver may not be behind the wheel between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Young drivers may travel for employment and for volunteer
      or charitable service during these hours, but they must carry proper documentation.” http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/pdotforms/young_drivers/yng_drv_fact_sheet.pdf

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