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Pa. teen killed when car hits fence

June 21, 1998|By BRENDAN KIRBY

WILLIAMSPORT - A State Line, Pa., teenager died late Saturday after his Ford Mustang struck a fence and then overturned, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Shaun Michael Netz, 16, of 15458 Skyline Drive, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 11 p.m. accident.

Three passengers - Jason W. Craft, 22, of Wakefield Road in Hagerstown; Donald E. Keatts Jr., 18, of South Potomac Street in Hagerstown; and Robert J. Batt, 18, of Elizabeth Street in Hagerstown - were treated at Washington County Hospital and released, deputies said.

According to deputies, the 1989 Mustang left the right side of Hopewell Road, south of Wright Road, at about 11 p.m. and then came back across both lanes and collided with a fence.

Netz was ejected when the car overturned, deputies said.

Batt said the four had gone to Williamsport to meet a friend. When he didn't show, they decided to drive back to Hagerstown, he said.

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Batt said Netz moved to the right to avoid a car coming in the other direction.

"The road was just too small," he said. "The road wasn't wide enough."

Batt said the car moved onto the grass, adding that he does not know what caused the crash.

Batt said Netz, who worked at McDonald's, would hang out with him and other friends sometimes after work.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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