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3 Council Rock High School South Students Killed, 3 Hurt In SUV Crash

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LAKE ARIEL, Pa.- Authorities say a Chevrolet Suburban carrying six young people overturned in northeastern Pennsylvania, killing three and injuring the others.

The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, in Paupack Township, Wayne County, which is about 70 miles north of Philadelphia.Keffer was killed instantly, while the other two succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.  Three others were also taken to the hospital, but no word on their injuries.

The three victims of the crash were sophomores at Council Rock High School South. Authorities have identified the victims of the crash as Ryan Lesher, 15, of Churchville, Pa., Shamus Digney, 16, of Holland, Pa., and Cullen Keffer. According to social media, all three boys were student athletes, who played lacrosse, soccer and basketball. 

Superintendent of Council Rock School Mark Klein issued the following statement:

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the deaths of three sophomores who attend Council Rock High School South. They were involved in a terrible automobile accident, yesterday, in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Council Rock offers its sincere condolences to the families of these students and to all who are grieving this terrible loss.

The extent of the survivors' injuries was not released. Autopsies for the victims are scheduled for Monday morning. No other vehicles were involved. The crash is under investigation.

Council Rock South will be open on Monday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. for students who want to speak with grief counselor. Classes are set to start on schedule on Tuesday for Council Rock South.

This is a developing story, please stay with FOX 29 for any updates.
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