Three Dansville High Students Among 4 Dead in Car Crash

State Police release Names


Burns, NY - (WBEN) -  Authorities say four people were killed and another was injured when a car occupied by teenagers crashed in Allegany County. School district officials said three of the dead in Saturday morning's crash on County Route 13C in the town of Burns were Dansville High School students, as was the injured person.

New York state police say the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee with five occupants traveling east bound on County Route 13C failed to stop for a stop sign at the T-intersection of County Route 13C and County Route 13 traveling through the intersection striking a tree then coming to rest in an earth embankment.

Front seat passenger, Kelsi A. Bird, 16 of Dansville, NY was taken by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital for multiple non-life threatening injuries and was the only person wearing a seat belt during the collision.  The operator, Rebecca L. Earner, 16 of Dansville, NY and the other three occupants, Ambra E. Eddleton, 16,  Justin D. Carpenter, 14 and Kyrstin L. Wolfanger, 14 all of Dansville, NY, were pronounced at the scene.

Dansville Central School Superintendent Dr. Paul J. Alioto has sent statement out for students and families who are impacted with this tragic loss.  Counselors will be at hand to assist in grief sharing.

New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Collision Reconstruction Unit, the Dansville Central School Superintendent, Canaseraga, Almond, Nunda Fire Companies, Dansville ALS and Hornell ALS assisted in the ongoing investigation.

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