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Crash kills three, including two Sharon High School football players: Game rescheduled

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SHARON, Pa. - Three people are dead after a two vehicle crash Friday night. Two of the victims are seniors at Sharon High School.

The crash occurred on East Connelly Boulevard near the Elks Lodge and Route 62 shortly after 10:00 p.m. Friday night. A car and truck collided head on.

Police and fire department crews were on the scene of the crash early into Saturday morning.

Investigators tell 21 News that at least four Sharon high school football players were involved in the accident including the two that were killed. The driver of the other vehicle was also killed.

Friends and family of the football players identify them as Corey Swartz and Evan Gill. Twin brothers Greg and Craig Osmon were also in the vehicle. They are reported in serious but stable condition.

The wife of 50-year-old John Zdelar tells 21 News he was the driver of the second vehicle. She says her son who was in the vehicle also is being treated in the hospital and a friend who was with them has been treated and released.

Superintendent Michael Calla and other Sharon school officials met with students and grief counselors this morning.

Council president Victor Heutsche says he will be contacting the city manager and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation about putting a median strip or concrete barrier between the traveling lanes on the road where this accident happened.

The coroner as well as emergency crews from Brookfield, Farrell and Greenville assisted Sharon police.  

Sharon was to play it's first playoff game of the season with Girard of Pa on Saturday afternoon but the game has been postponed due to the accident. Just hours after the accident, Pete Iacino, president of the PIAA District 10 committee, sent out a statement canceling the game, which has since been rescheduled.

"Because of this very tragic accident, the Sharon - Girard, PA playoff game scheduled for Saturday has been canceled.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and injured and with the entire Sharon High School community."

The Sharon Tigers took a team vote and decided to play the game in honor of their teammates.

The game will be played at 7:00 p.m. Monday at Erie Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Stay connected to wfmj.com an 21 News for more on this developing story.

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