Two killed in Saturday crash in Howard

A bad crash killed two people on North Eagle Valley Road Saturday morning near Bald Eagle state park.

Police say 19-year-old Tyler W. Schlegel of Howard, died when he lost control, spun into the oncoming lane and was t-boned by a Pontiac Grand Prix. The impact literally split his car in half, sending both ends flying, state police said.

Schlegel was driving very fast, police said, wasn't wearing his seat belt and was ejected from his Mazda 6 after it slid 324 feet into the path of the Grand Prix, which was traveling north, driven by 59-year-old David J. Veneziano, of Clarence.

Veneziano was trapped inside his vehicle for several minutes while rescue crews worked to get him out. He was life flighted to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, where he was pronounced dead.

Schelegel was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say he landed in a wooded area.

Veneziano's vehicle hit Schlegel's car in the passenger side propelling the back end into the berm of the road, police said. The front end was thrown 74 feet into a wooded area to the East.

Both cars were mangled pieces of metal, barely recognizable as vehicles.

The crash happened just after 10 a.m. about 1/2 mile north of Built Run Road, police said.

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