Trevor McFadden, 16, De'Andre Jones, 17, killed, two other teens injured, taken to hospital, after their speeding car crashes into an oncoming vehicle on Route 119 in South Union Township.
Modified Date:Sun, 09/28/2014 - 7:25am
Accident Date:Tuesday, March 11, 2014
A car with four juveniles inside was speeding on Route 119 before getting into a crash that killed two of them and injured two others Wednesday afternoon, state police said.
A car with four juveniles inside was speeding on Route 119 before getting into a crash that killed two of them and injured two others Wednesday afternoon, state police said. The Fayette County coroner said Trevor McFadden, 16, and De'Andre Jones, 17, died in the wreck that happened just before 3 p.m. on Route 119 in South Union Township. According to police, witnesses said the car was speeding when the driver lost control near the exit for Walnut Hill Road and hit a vehicle in the oncoming lane. A State Trooper said investigators think that the juveniles' car may have been racing another vehicle, described as a black Cadillac. Police are searching for that second car. One of the injured juveniles was identified as Rodney Harris by his cousin, Mayce Holt, who said all of the boys in the car were student-athletes at Uniontown Area High School. Principal Robert Manges said the school lowered its flag to half-staff Thursday morning and held a moment of silence for the crash victims. Manges released this written statement: "Wednesday afternoon a group of Uniontown Area High school students were involved in an automobile accident. This is a difficult time for our students, staff and school community as we are dealing with the tragic events that have occurred. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of these young people, while we also honor and respect the privacy of each family. Counselors are on hand to provide the necessary resources for our students and staff through this grieving process." At the crash scene, a black sedan with its roof peeled off was partially elevated on a guardrail on the side of the road, and the front end of an SUV was damaged as it rested against the same guardrail. "It was sort of spinning as it impacted unit No. 2, which is why the majority of the damage to the first vehicle with the children in it was to the passenger side," Plume said. The driver of the other vehicle in the crash suffered minor injuries.
County:Fayette County, PA