Grandmother of Toddler Killed in Crash Also Dies

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BRIAR CREEK TOWNSHIP -- A woman badly hurt in a crash that killed her young granddaughter has died.

Janice Petroff of Berwick was the driver of an SUV that hit a utility pole near Berwick last week.

Authorities confirm she died Wednesday in a hospital.

Petroff's granddaughter, 19-month-old Emma Nizneck, was thrown from the SUV and died.

Investigators have not said if the child was securely strapped into a child car seat.

Neighbors tell us MartzvilleĀ Road was icy when the deadly crash happened.


  • Lloyd Schmucatelli

    Well, at least now she won’t be fed to the wolves facing charges after losing her poor grandkid.

  • BZ22

    Maybe the real answers will never be known. Speculation and what if’s won’t change anything. Condolences and respect to the families in this time of deep sadness and sorrow.

    • Dreamcatcher

      Indeed, what a heartbreaking situation for the family and friends of lil’ Emma and her gram. Prayers of consolation for them.

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