High School Football Players Killed in Crash

Saturday, Nov 9, 2013  |  Updated 2:59 PM EDT
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High School Football Players Killed in Crash

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Two high school football players died Friday night in a freeway crash in western Pennsylvania that also killed a third person, according to state high school sports officials.

The two-vehicle crash occurred at about 10 p.m. in Sharon, about 50 miles north of Pittsburgh along the Ohio state line. Two members of the Sharon High School football team, identified as Corey Swartz and Evan Gill, were killed in the crash, according to Sharon City School District Superintendent Mike Calla.

Calla says two other players, twins Greg and Craig Osmon, were injured and are being treated at a hospital in Youngstown, Ohio.

Authorities say the crash killed a third person and injured two other children.

The Sharon Herald reported that the two injured children, ages 10 and 12, were riding in the back of a pickup truck in which the driver died. One child was flown to a burn unit and the other was hospitalized.

The league canceled a playoff game scheduled for Saturday in Erie between Sharon High and Girard High School.

Phone messages left Saturday morning by The Associated Press for Sharon's police department and the school district were not immediately returned. The Mercer County coroner's office said it may release some information about the crash later Saturday.
 
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