Bucks County School Mourns Students Killed in Crash

15-year-old girl was at the wheel in deadly accident.

The Bucks County Courier-Times reports on a vigil held Tuesday for three students of Council Rock High School who died in a one-vehicle accident over the weekend in northeastern Pennsylvania.

The attendees spoke about Cullen Keffer, Shamus Digney and Ryan Lesher, all 15, of Northampton, as great friends, students and athletes. The three died after the Chevrolet Suburban they were riding in crashed Saturday morning in Paupack, Wayne County. A fourth Council Rock student and two girls from New York were injured in the crash, and state police are still investigating.

Matt Stewart, a senior on the school’s basketball team, said the team has banded together since losing two teammates in Shamus and Ryan. He said the larger school community has come together over the deaths, sharing stories and memories of the trio.

“It’s going to bring everyone closer together, I know that, especially the sports teams,” he said. “We’re all here for each other, it has always been like that … everyone helps each other out, especially in times like this.”

The Inky reports that a 15-year-old New York girl was at the wheel of the vehicle when it crashed.

Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards declined to identify the driver or the charges, except to say they would be processed in juvenile court. Licensed drivers in New York must be at least 16.

“This is a parent’s worst nightmare and a terrible tragedy that the Pennsylvania State Police will investigate to the fullest,” she said/

The school year began at Council Rock on Tuesday. The day opened with a moment of silence for the three students.