Man, 18, dies from injuries in Leck Kill crash
LECK KILL - An 18-year-old Trevorton male died Sunday at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville from injuries suffered in a one-car crash Saturday on Schwaben Creek Road (Route 3010) near here.
Jared J. Wood, a passenger in a 1998 Nissan Sentra driven by Aaron W. Rothermel, 21, of Trevorton, was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Geisinger after being critically injured in the 5 p.m. accident that took place approximately 230 feet east of Run A Buck Road in Upper Mahanoy Township. He was pronounced dead Sunday at Geisinger, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
Earlier in the day, Wood had been listed in critical condition. But when contacted around 9:30 p.m., the spokeswoman said Wood had passed away, but was unable to provide a time of death.
According to Trooper Daniel Wilk of state police at Stonington, Rothermel was driving west on Schwaben Creek Road in the right lane when his car traveled off the westbound shoulder, struck a tree with its right front end and continued to travel west for a short distance before coming to rest off the road.
Rothermel and another passenger, a 17-year-old Trevorton male who was not identified by police, escaped injury, police said.
Police said none of the occupants was wearing a seat belt.
The accident remains under investigation.
Also assisting at the scene were an accident reconstructionist, Klingerstown fire personnel, Mahantango firefighters and emergency medical personnel, Pillow Rescue Squad, AREA Services Ambulance, Americus Ambulance and Med 6 Ambulance.