Fatal crash claims life of student: Troy mourns death of Logan Weed, 17
The Troy Area School District is mourning the loss of senior Logan Weed, a stand-out athlete who was killed in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Route 14 in Columbia Township at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Troy High School Coach Football Coach Kevin Schucker said Weed, 17, of RR2 Columbia Crossroads, was a stand-out football player and a good athlete, who also excelled in wrestling and baseball.
On the football team, Weed was a quarterback and a strong safety on defense as well as the co-captain, he said.
"He was a very quiet but a very inspirational leader. He would do anything for the team to win."
Schucker said he met with Weed's family on Sunday, and offered condolences.
Troy High School Head Wrestling Coach Curt Route said it was the saddest day he's ever had to get through as a coach.
"Logan was an outstanding young man that loved everything about life," he said. "He was as an enjoyable of a kid to be around as any young student I have coached. He will be missed by family, friends, teammates, coaches, and every life he has touched."
He noted that the remainder of the wrestling season will be dedicated to Weed's memory.
Bradford County Coroner Tom Carman identified the deceased victim as Weed. Carman said he pronounced Weed dead at the scene at 10:36 a.m. from multiple blunt force trauma. He was not ejected and was alone in the vehicle, Carman said. Police said the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier had extensive damage and was towed.
The people in the other vehicle, a man and a woman, who were in a pick-up truck, were injured and taken by Western Alliance EMS to Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, N.Y., Carman said.
According to state police at Towanda, the man, who was the operator of the 2002 Chevrolet 2500HD, was Edward Pepper, 48, of Canton, who had minor injuries, and the woman was his spouse. Police didn't identify the spouse, who had moderate injuries. The vehicle had extensive damage and was towed.
Troy Volunteer Fire Department responded to the accident.
According to police, Weed was traveling south and Pepper was going north, and, for an unknown reason, Weed lost control of his vehicle, which spun in a counter-clockwise direction and was struck by the other vehicle in the northbound lane and berm.
Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.