• 4 Fox Chapel students involved in rollover crash

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    FOX CHAPEL, Pa. - UPDATE: Two days after the crash, the Fox Chapel golf team competed in the WPIAL Class AAA championships in Rostraver on Thursday.

    The team's best player, Gregor Meyer, was in the crash that injured him and three teammates on Tuesday, according to WPXI news partner TribLive. Meyer was at Cedarbrook Golf Course to support the team, but did not play.

    The other three boys remain in the hospital.


    A rollover crash of an SUV sent four Fox Chapel High School students to the hospital on Tuesday.

    All four boys, who are members of the Fox Chapel golf team, survived the crash on Field Club Road.

    PHOTOS: Fox Chapel crash involving 4 teenage boys

    Police said they had an early dismissal and were on their way to practice.

    The driver was so badly tangled up in the crash he had to be sedated before being cut from the wreckage, police said.

    "He was upside down; he was pinned with the steering wheel. His legs were entwined with dashboard of the vehicle," Fox Chapel police Chief Dave Laux said.

    Although he was trapped and tangled in the steering wheel for more than three hours with at least one broken leg, police told Channel 11 the teen driver was upbeat.

    Two other teens made it out of the car on their own. A third teen was thrown 25 feet.


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    Police told Channel 11 the driver was speeding when he lost control of the SUV on an S curve and hit the hillside.

    “They struck the hillside, flipped the car over, took out a large utility pole and took out a transformer. Electrical lines were on top of the vehicle,” Laux said.

    Several nearby neighborhoods lost power.

    Police say all but one teen was wearing a seat belt. The boy who wasn't was thrown 25 feet, but is expected to be OK.

    “It's clearly a situation where we are very blessed that they are going to survive this,” Laux said.


     

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