The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

November 9, 2012

4 high school players hurt in rollover crash


Associated Press

BROWNSVILLE — Four southwestern Pennsylvania high school football players have been thrown from a vehicle that crashed and rolled over.

Police aren't identifying the victims, but other first responders tell the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that all four played for Brownsville Area High School, about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh.

Brownsville fire Chief Clark Sealy says two of the players were lying on the road, one was lying against a Jersey barrier and another was walking around but seemed to be "out of it" following the crash on Route 40 about 10 p.m. Thursday.

The players were flown to Pittsburgh hospitals where their conditions weren't immediately available.

School superintendent Philip Savini says counselors were available for students on Friday and student groups were preparing "get well" support activities.

Brownsville is not in the playoffs so the team's season is over.