4 teens in­jured in crash

Driver, pas­sen­gers are Susque­hanna Com­mu­nity stu­dents.

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A car crash se­ri­ously in­jured four Susque­hanna County teenagers Fri­day af­ter­noon.

The crash hap­pened about 1:35 p.m. when a 2006 Chevro­let Monte Carlo car­ry­ing the teens trav­eled west at a high rate of speed on Stack Road in Thomp­son Twp. The ve­hi­cle went air­borne while crest­ing a hill. The driver, a 16-year-old girl from Susque­hanna, lost con­trol, and the car trav­eled onto the berm, struck a dirt pile and rolled about 160 feet be­fore hit­ting a util­ity pole, state po­lice said.

The three pas­sen­gers were ejected be­fore the ve­hi­cle came to a rest on its roof.

None of the peo­ple in the ve­hi­cle were wear­ing seat belts.

The driver and one pas­sen­ger, an­other 16-year-old girl from Susque­hanna, were taken to Geisinger Com­mu­nity Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Scran­ton. An­other pas­sen­ger, a 17-yearold boy from Union Dale, was taken to Geisinger Wy­oming Val­ley in Plains Twp. and a fourth pas­sen­ger, a 16-year-old boy from Thomp­son, was taken to Geisinger Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Danville. All suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries, troop­ers said.

The four teens are Susque­hanna Com­mu­nity School Dis­trict stu­dents, Ju­niors­e­nior High School Prin­ci­pal Brent So­den said. Teach­ers, coun­selors, par­ents and ad­min­is­tra­tors were on hand late into the evening Fri­day to meet with the foot­ball team, cheer­lead­ers and other con­cerned stu­dents, So­den said.

“Our thoughts go out to these stu­dents and their fam­i­lies for a speedy re­cov­ery,” So­den said.

The foot­ball game be­tween Susque­hanna and Dun­more sched­uled for Fri­day night was post­poned af­ter the crash. It will be played tonight at 7 in Dun­more.

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