Four Brownsville High School students were thrown from a vehicle that crashed and rolled over in Fayette County Thursday night.
Police said the accident happened on Route 40 in Brownsville sometime about 10 p.m. Investigators said the car hit a barrier and overturned.
“It was pure carnage when we arrived on the scene,” said Brownsville fire Chief Clark Sealy. “All four were ejected. Two young men were lying on the road, one was lying against the Jersey barrier and another was walking around when we rolled up, but (appeared) out of it.”
Four emergency medical helicopters were sent to the scene to take the teens for treatment at two Pittsburgh hospitals.
“I bet we had them to the hospitals within 45 minutes, which really was a blessing. I can’t say enough about everyone who responded,” Sealy said.
Three of the injured were flown to UPMC Presbyterian and one was flown to UPMC Children’s Hospital, according to authorities.
“When I got there it was kind of late. I took care of one patient who was pretty banged up,” medic Chad King said.
The patient King worked on was Shane Roebuck, a junior on the school’s football team.
Authorities said his teammate, Devin Braddock, was also airlifted with a broken shoulder.
The other two victims were brothers, Tyler and Nikko Spohn. Their conditions have not been released, but they’re still in the hospital.
School superintendent Philip Savini says counselors were available for students on Friday and student groups were preparing "get well" support activities.
“Everybody has been praying for them. It was a tough time because we didn’t know how everybody was,” Brownsville junior Skylar Wellington said. “Hopefully they’re going to be OK.”
Brownsville’s football team is not in the playoffs so the season is over.
Authorities said the cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVEcontributed to this report.
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