Excessive Speed, Illegal Substances To Blame In Fatal Chester County Crash

COATESVILLE, Pa. (CBS/AP) – Authorities say four people under the age of 18 have died in a car crash in suburban Philadelphia.

Police say the single-vehicle crash occurred just before 1 a.m. Sunday in West Brandywine Township in Chester County.

Township police say all four riders were ejected from the vehicle, and there were no survivors. Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the crash.

Jericka Duncan reports…

Police say the victims were students at Coatesville Area High School. They have been identified as Collin McElroy, Evan Pringle, Jerry Warfel and Kyle Marsh.

According to Police, excessive speed was to blame for the crash that killed all four students. Illegal substances were also found at the scene of the crash and investigators have determined that all four victims were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

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  • TFB

    No reason to leave negative comments about the kids. Hopefully their friends all take something away from this tragic accident. It doesn’t matter how old you are, one stupid bad decision can cost you your life. Sorry for the loss to their friends and families.

  • Mike

    These kids should have been home in bed at their age and their parents should have known where they were. I thought a 16 year old was not allowed to drive after midnight, so his parents were not doing their job.

  • BabyNew Year

    It’s nice to see when the young and the stupid occasionally actually pay for their ignorant behavior.

  • grumpy

    Does MTV really have any positive input on our youth?

  • Hater

    Maybe you should have stayed in school.

    • dmac

      and get a edumacation,no way todd,still ain’t gone bring dem 4 youts back,ta ta

  • Southeasterner

    Mike, you, like perhaps all of those boys, are clueless. You think challenging someone makes this go away.
    They are dead.
    They’re note in a better place.
    They’re not partying with Ryan Dunn
    They’re not part of some after life plan.
    They’re dead.
    They’re dead because one, some, or all of them made bad decisions.
    Speed kills and dead is dead. End of story.
    When will everyone understand this.’
    Condolences, flowers, etc. don’t change any of this. Death is final.
    Tell everyone you know to slow down! Don’t drive under the influence!

  • dmac

    oh and diss wasn’t no aciydent,dis was caused by speeding,speed kills

  • Mark

    This is reminiscent of another crash not far away. Will people never get it? Live fast Die fast.

  • Nikki Ninjette

    Listen I know 1 of the people that were in that crash; Kyle Marsh. he was a misunderstood student but a good hearted kid!!! he loved all of his friend’s and had many of them!!!! I don’t know exactly what caused the crash yet, but I know that they didn’t mean 4 any of that 2 happen. DONT THINK BAD OF THEM THEY ARE GOOD HEARTED PEOPLE!!!

  • annmarietom06@yahoo.com

    “These 4-youngsters obviously have been given “TOO MUCH TOO SOON”!!!

    God help their families! May they Rest At Peace”!!!

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