A devastating suburban Philadelphia car crash on Sunday morning left four teens fatally injured.
At about 1 a.m. on July 3, a vehicle carrying four teens was speeding down Route 82 near its dangerous intersection with Route 322 in Chester County. According to a West Brandywine Township law enforcement officer, the Honda Prelude they were in was clocked traveling 73mph in a 35mph zone. The officer tried to catch up to them, but quickly lost sight of the vehicle.
As the Prelude approached a dip in the roadway, the driver failed to slow his speed. The car flew out of control, flipped up an embankment and crashed into a wooded area. All four teens were ejected from the vehicle. None were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.
Police have identified the victims as driver Collin Feiler McElroy, 16; Evan Pringle, 15; Jerry Warfel, 14; and Kyle Marsh, 17. All of the teens were students at Coatesville High School.
Speed has been determined as a contributing factor in the accident. Investigators have also noted the presence of illegal substances, such as marijuana and drug paraphernalia, at the crash scene.
The Bucks County fatal injury lawyers at Cordisco & Saile are saddened to hear of this great tragedy and offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of these young men.