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SOUTH BEND TOWNSHIP, ARMSTRONG COUNTY, Pa. – (UPDATE: 4-18-2014 @ 5:37pm) Passenger Kent G. Smith, 34, of Elderton died Thursday evening from injuries sustained in a two car crash in South Bend Township, Armstrong County. Police believe speed was a major factor and toxicology testing will be done as part of the autopsies on both operators. The cause of the crash is still being investigated.
12:41 pm (Update:) From PSP Kittanning. Tpr. Andrew M. Andryka has reported 3 persons in a 2003 Ford Mustang GT were killed in the crash. Those identified are as follows: Operator Brandon James Sulava, 19, of Apollo, a male juvenile passenger, age 15, Apollo, and Brieyonah Marie Painter, 18 female, of Kittanning.
The second vehicle, a 1995 Chevrolet Lumina driven by Crystal Kay Kelley, 41 of Avonmore died in the crash. Passengers Robert Edward Kelley Jr., 33, of Avonmore sustained major injuries, passenger Kent G. Smith, 34, of Elderton sustained major injuries, and passenger Kristy Ann Schall, 35, of Shelocta sustained major injuries. The time of the crash is listed as 2223 hours on 4-16-2014. The investigation into the crash is still ongoing.
Earlier: 3 Teenagers- ages 19, 18, 15 and a 41 year old female were victims of a high speed crash on SR. 156 South Bend Township overnight. Police say a Ford Mustang was split in half and an engine was approximately 120 yards from the impact location. One vehicle crossed over the center line and hit head-on. The death toll is at 4, and the remaining 3 passengers are in critical condition at a Pittsburgh hospital.
9:51 am At least 4 people were killed in the late night crash in South Bend Township, Armstrong County. The crash scene was termed “horrible” by the coroner. State Police have not released the names of the deceased.
In overnight news, Pennsylvania State Police Kittanning are on the scene of a reported head-on collision on SR. 156 North near Gobblers Run Road in South Bend Township. Kiski Township firefighters have blocked traffic at Ole Mill Road and 156 while police conduct their investigation into the crash.
Initial reports were at least 2 medical helicopters transported victims from the scene. A coroner has been called to the scene. Stay with AKVNEWS for more on this developing story.