A crash involving a school car and a car in western Pennsylvania left a teenage girl dead and five people, three boys and two seriously injured adults, taken to area hospitals, authorities said.
Just before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, a Serra Catholic High School van was making a left turn in Dravosburg when it collided with a northbound sedan, according to Allegheny County Police.
The county coroner’s office said a 15-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene. According to police, two men were taken to the hospital in critical condition, and three boys were injured, but their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
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The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh identified the boys as students at Serra Catholic High School in nearby McKeesport, and the adults as the driver of the van and the driver of the car. The diocese said the three injured students were in stable condition.
“At times like these, we realize how precious life is and how important it is to support each other, not only in times of tragedy but always,” Bishop David Zubik said in a statement. Stated.
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Serra Catholic Church announced that classes and other activities have been canceled until Sunday. Officials said a prayer service is planned for Thursday night and counseling is available for all students.
“As we move forward as a school community, let us pray for the life lost and for her family, friends and loved ones,” the school said in a statement.