DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — A car crash involving three cars on Thursday, Jan. 12, killed a 17-year-old boy in Dauphin County according to Pennsylvania State Police.
According to state police, at around 7:35 a.m. on Thursday, two cars collided on SR 209 in Williams Township, Dauphin County causing one of the cars to hit a utility pole, a tree, and then an embankment.
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Police say that the other car involved in the initial crash proceeded to collide with a third car.
The 17-year-old boy from Tower City who was in the car that hit the pole and tree, was transported to Penn State Hershey Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead by the Dauphin County Coroner. The identity of the 17-year-old has not been released.
The other two people involved in the crash were uninjured.
Anyone with information regarding this accident is asked to call Pennsylvania State Police – Lykens at 717-362-8700.
On Thursday afternoon, Williams Valley School District released the following statement on its Facebook page:
Dear Parents & Guardians,
It is with great sadness that I inform our school community of the passing of a 17-year-old Williams Valley student as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Due to the age of this student, we cannot release the name, but we ask that you keep this student and their family in your thoughts and prayers.
Counselors will be available at the school for several days to talk with students who are experiencing stress or sadness. If you have concerns about your child, please contact the Williams Valley High School at 717-647-2167 (option 4).
On behalf of the Williams Valley School District, I have extended our sincere condolences to the family on this sad occasion. We will continue to inform you of the school’s steps in supporting students and their families.
Mr. John Rizzo, Superintendent