Three people were killed and four other people were injured in a head-on collision in Sharon, Pennsylvania, around 10:00 last Friday evening. Authorities say that four friends had gone to see a playoff football game Friday evening and the fatal accident occurred when the teens were on the way home after the game. Police say that alcohol, drugs and texting are not suspected in the fatal accident. However, officials have not ruled out speed as a possible factor.
Authorities are trying to piece together what may have gone wrong. Two of the three people who died were football players who were preparing for their own playoff game that was scheduled for the following night.
Authorities say that one of the football players had been driving and lost control of his vehicle. Police think that he overcompensated and crossed into the path of a pickup truck on a highway in Sharon. The driver of the pickup, 60-year-old Ohio resident, was killed, along with the teen driver and one of his passengers.
Two children in the pickup suffered injuries. A 10-year-old was transported to Pittsburgh for medical attention. A 12-year-old was treated and released. Two survivors from the teenager’s vehicle suffered injuries requiring surgery.
Accidents can come in a variety of ways, but the details about what may have happened to cause a particular crash can be complex. Initial reports may often have a broad view of what may have occurred, but specific details can take more extensive investigation. Learning more about each detail is important for surviving victims, friends and family after a tragic accident.