Teen Killed in Williamsport Crash

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A teen is dead after a crash in Williamsport.

Police say Jessica Hooper, 18, ran a red light at the intersection of West Fourth and Rose streets around 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Hooper’s vehicle rolled over as it was hit by another vehicle in the intersection, according to investigators.

The coroner said Hooper was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from her vehicle.


  • jsrant

    Not paying attention to what your supposed to be doing. Texting or talking on a cellphone most likely . Not wearing a seatbelt. Are we supposed to feel sorry for you? Sorry to sound cold but you got what you deserved. Maybe but I doubt it, a lesson learned.

    • jsrant

      I have seen “many” teens and twenty somes not wearing seatbelts. 4 out of 5 females talking on cellphones. Many of both reading or texting while at red lights and coming to stop signs. Maybe people should start observing others and you will see what I’m saying. Sometimes I wonder how many get a licence to drive, you can’t even parallel park.

    • Daniel E Hooper

      Jessica Hooper was my daughter and she was very much loved. She was not just the person who ran a red light or may have been texting while driving. She was wearing her seat belt, I have seen the proof. The accident is still under investigation so please do not assume that she was texting. A mistake was made that cost her her life. I will live with that for the rest of my life.

      I do not want nor need your sorrow. I don’t expect you to feel sorry for me or my family. Perhaps, a little compassion is in order though, as you read the article. I will not get to see my daughter marry and have children. We will not get to belt out the “Hamilton” sound track together again. She will not perform in another orchestral concert nor will she ride a horse again.

      Please, now, go give your son or daughter a hug. Call your mother, cousin, aunt or uncle. Do something constructive.

      • jsrant

        I am not trying to sound cold about your daughter. I am just saying what I observed while I am driving throughout my day. I have not seen my father for 44 years since he died of cancer when I was 10, so don’t tell me about seeing or being taught about growing up.
        God speed to you and your family.

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