ST. THOMAS, PA.-A Fort Loudon, Pa., teenager died and a 17-year-old passenger was flown to the hospital Friday morning as the result of an accident in Saint Thomas Township in Franklin County, according to a press release from Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg.
Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner pronounced Jonathan Ray Thomas, 17, dead at the scene about 35 minutes after the 7:37 a.m. accident, according to the release.
A passenger in the 2000 Ford Explorer Thomas was driving, Michael Ray Varner of Chambersburg, was flown by helicopter to York (Pa.) Hospital, according to the release.
The accident happened on Racetrack Road, about one-half mile west of Jack Road, according to the release. Thomas and Varner were eastbound on Racetrack Road when the Explorer crossed the center line while spinning counterclockwise, according to the release.