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G-AHS students and faculty concerned about senior hurt in crash

Neither Pennsylvania State Police nor school officials have released the name of the 17-year-old girl

September 01, 2011|By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com
  • A Pennsylvania State Police officer watches as a pickup truck involved in an accident Wednesday morning on Interstate 81 near Greencastle, Pa., is pulled from the median. The Greencastle-Antrim High School senior who suffered serious injuries in the one-vehicle accident while on her way to school Wednesday was on the minds of students and faculty Thursday, school officials said.
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GREENCASTLE, Pa. — The Greencastle-Antrim High School senior who suffered serious injuries in a one-vehicle accident while on her way to school Wednesday was on the minds of students and faculty Thursday, school officials said.

"We're all thinking about her. She and her family are in our thoughts and prayers," Schools Superintendent C. Gregory Hoover said.

"We are all very concerned about her," high school Principal Edward Rife said.

Rife said extra counseling staff was available at the high school on Thursday.

Neither Pennsylvania State Police nor school officials have released the name of the 17-year-old girl involved in the accident.

Police said the crash happened at 7:13 a.m. on Interstate 81 north of Exit 5 in Greencastle.

She was driving a 2006 Ford F-250 pickup truck when one of the vehicle's rear tires blew out, according to police.

Police said she lost control of the truck, which crossed over the left lane, went into the median and rolled over after hitting an embankment.

She was taken to York (Pa.) Hospital, police said. The hospital would not release her condition.

Rife said she is a member of the school's National Honor Society and is involved in a number of activities.

"She is an excellent student. She has taken advantage of some of our upper level classes here at the high school. She is someone that wants to always be helping others. She has a passion for helping younger students," Rife said.

Hoover said a family member told him on Wednesday that the teenager was responsive, but had suffered serious injuries in the crash.

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