Up and Coming Soccer Player Killed in Tragic Chester County Car Crash

A junior soccer player from Owen J. Roberts High School was involved in a tragic Chester County car accident on Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

The accident happened in the 1100 block of Bethel Church Road. Kelsey Lynn Kramer was driving on Bethel Church Road when she lost control of her 2004 Honda Civic, crossed over the southbound lane, and struck a tree.

Ridge Fire Company rescued Kramer from her vehicle and transported her to Reading Hospital and Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition.

Kramer succumbed to her injuries and passed away on Friday morning.

During the days Kramer was in the hospital, students made a makeshift memorial at the site of the crash. Officers were forced to shut the road at one point to allow for the overwhelming outpour of students and others who were leaving mementos and praying for Kramer.

Kelsey Kramer played in her first varsity game for OJR on the day of the crash. The OJR soccer team plans to dedicate their season to Kramer. The team also plans to wear armbands with her initials and the number 18 on them, as well as wear purple shoe laces since purple was Kramer’s favorite color. As a final tribute, OJR Coach Joe Margusity plans to have Kramer’s jersey framed and retired after her teammates have a chance to sign it. The jersey will be presented to Kramer’s family.

The staff and attorneys at Cordisco & Saile send our condolences to the Kramer family during this time of tragedy.