Pa. high school football players killed in crash are identified

SHARON, Pa. – Two high school football players died Friday night in a crash in western Pennsylvania that also killed a third person and injured four others, authorities said.

Sharon City School District Superintendent Mike Calla told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that players Corey Swartz and Evan Gill were killed in the two-vehicle crash on the Shenango Valley Freeway at about 10 p.m. in Sharon, about 50 miles northwest of Pittsburgh along the Ohio state line.

Calla said two other players, twins Greg and Craig Osmon, were injured and being treated at a hospital in Youngstown, Ohio.

The Sharon Herald reported two children, ages 10 and 12, were riding in the back of a pickup truck in which the driver died. One child was flown to a burn unit and the other was hospitalized.

A playoff game scheduled for Saturday in Erie between Sharon High and Girard High School was postponed by the state athletic association. It will be played on Monday night.

Phone messages left Saturday by The Associated Press for Sharon’s police department and the school district were not immediately returned. The Mercer County coroner’s office said it may release some information about the crash later Saturday.