SOUTH UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Two teenagers were killed in a crash in South Union Township, Fayette County Wednesday afternoon.
Police said the crash happened on Walnut Hill Road near Route 119 around 3 p.m.
Witnesses told state police that a car with four teens inside was speeding when the driver lost control and swerved into oncoming traffic.
Two other teens suffered serious injuries.
“It appears from what witnesses tell us, the juveniles were driving at a high rate of speed prior to the crash. It was raining. Roads were slick. We do think that was a factor in the operator losing control of the vehicle.” said Trooper Stefani Plume.
Trevor McFadden, 16, and DeAndre Jones, 17, were killed. The two surviving victims include the 17-year-old driver.
Jones’ cousin told Channel 11 that Jones sister was killed in a bar stabbing a couple weeks ago.
Uniontown Area High School officials said the victims were all students at the school.
“Wednesday afternoon a group of Uniontown area high school students were involved in an automobile accident. This is a difficult time for our student staff and school community as we are dealing with the tragic events that have occurred. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of these young people, which we also honor and respect the privacy of each family. Counselors on hand provide the necessary resources for students and staff through this grieving process,” a spokeswoman said.
State police said they are looking for a black Cadillac, possibly a CTS, that may have been drag racing with the car full of teens.
So far, police have not said if charges will be filed, but did not rule the possibility out.
Officials said the driver of the other car involved suffered minor injuries.