Sunday, August 21, 2011

OSG High: 4 NJ Teens Killed In Car Crash

((HT: WPVI-TV Philadelphia))

Four teens that play football for Mainland Regional high School in Linwood, New Jersey were remembered at their football stadium as a vigil was held to recall the lives lost when the van they were travelling in lost control on a highway. The teens were part of the team caravan heading to a team meal over the weekend.

a day after four high school football players were killed and four were injured when their SUV crashed on Garden State Parkway on their way to have brunch with some teammates.

Students, parents, community members, and football team players donned in game jerseys turned out to mourn their loss. Some of the survivors in the crash were among the more than 3,000 in attendance.

Photos of the four teens killed in the crash were placed at the center of the football field...

Cathy Gandolfo has the latest...

Sgt. Julian Castellanos, a New Jersey state police spokesman, said the driver, 17-year-old Casey Brenner, apparently lost control of the vehicle as it went around a crest on the parkway and came upon heavy traffic.

The vehicle overturned several times, ejecting two passengers, one of whom was struck by a passing car, Castellanos said.

The team's first game is scheduled for September 9, three days before the school year begins.

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