Crash claims life of Dawson James Mosier, 16, of Sugar Run
WILMOT TWP. - A 16-year-old male was killed early Sunday morning when the vehicle he was traveling in left the road and overturned in Wilmot Township.
According to information provided by the state police at Towanda Laceyville, the incident occurred around 12:40 a.m. on Sunday on Morris Road (Township Route 391) in Wilmot Township. Although the information from the state police did not include the name of the deceased, a partial obituary later obtained from Sheldon Funeral Homes in Laceyville indicated the victim is Dawson James Mosier, 16 of Sugar Run. The partial obituary appears on Page 6 of today's edition of The Daily Review, and the funeral home has indicated the full obituary will be released for Tuesday's paper.
According to the state police report, a 1986 Chevrolet pickup truck was being operated on Morris Road in Wilmot Township by an unidentified 17-year-old male. Also riding in the pickup was Mosier and Cheyenne Learn, 18, of Laceyville.
Police said the driver lost control of the pickup on a curve, causing it to travel off the north side of the road and strike a stone landscaping wall, then rolling onto its roof. In the process, the report continued, the driver was ejected from the vehicle, while Mosier and Learn remained entrapped inside.
Mosier suffered fatal injuries from the crash, and was pronounced dead at the scene by Bradford County Deputy Coroner Jay Cummings. The driver and Learn were both flown via emergency medical helicopter to Robert Packer Hospital for treatment.
Police said that their investigation into the situation is continuing, and they indicated in the report that speed and alcohol were contributing factors to the crash. No one was wearing their seatbelts when the crash occurred, according to the police report.
In addition to the county coroner's office, state police were also assisted at the scene by the Wyalusing Volunteer Fire Department, the Wilmot Volunteer Fire Department, the Laceyville Volunteer Fire Department and Memorial EMS.