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Three killed in crash including two Sharon football players: Playoff game postponed

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SHARON, Pa. - Three people are dead after a two vehicle crash Friday night.

A preliminary investigation shows an SUV driven by Corey Swartz, of Sharon, crossed the median strip on East Connelly Boulevard striking the pickup truck driven by John Zdelar Jr., of Brookfield Township, Ohio, according to a police report.

Swartz, 18, and Evan Gill, 17, of Sharon, was both pronounced dead at the scene.

Zdelar, 50, was declared dead at Sharon Regional Health System.

Twin brothers Craig and Gregg Osmon, both 17, are being treated at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio. They are reported in serious but stable condition. The Osmons, Swartz and Gill, who were all riding in the same vehicle, were football players for the Sharon High School football team.

Evan Wallace, 10, and Blake Yenderak, 12, both of Brookfield, were in the vehicle with Zdelar.

Wallace is being treated at UPMC Children's Hospital. Yenderak was treated at Sharon Regional Heatlh System and released.

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

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

Police do not believe alcohol, drugs or texting played a part in the crash.

The group of Sharon teens were returning from a football game at Hickory High School Stadium in Hermitage at the time of the accident.

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.

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