2 Students in Fatal Crash Weren’t Wearing Seat Belts

Charges against the 15-year-old driver are pending in the crash that killed three 15-year-old Council Rock South High School students.

Family and friends in Bucks County are still mourning the deaths of three Council Rock South students who died in a car crash in the Poconos. Cullen Keffer, Shamus Digney, and Ryan Lesher — all 15-year-olds from Northampton — died when the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban they were riding in rolled over in Wayne County near Lake Wallenpaupack.

The driver, a 15-year-old girl from New York, will be charged. The charges will not be announced, however, due to her age.

Hundreds showed up to grieve at the school on Monday. (“A school security official said that earlier in the afternoon, a parent ‘went ballistic’ over a photographer taking pictures of students consoling one another,” the Inquirer notes.)

Now comes news from state police that two of the deceased Council Rock South students weren’t wearing seat belts. Both were thrown from the car when it rolled over into a ditch. Speed may have played a factor in the crash. “I’m still hearing those boys yelling, ‘Slow down! Slow down!’ I can’t get it out of my mind,” a woman who lives nearby the crash site said.

[Bucks County Courier Times]