Penns Valley

Centre Hall teen succumbs to injuries sustained in Route 45 crash

The teenager whose vehicle crashed June 12 on state Route 45 in Haines Township has died from his injuries.

Nic Castellano, 17, of Centre Hall, was driving eastbound in a Chevrolet Lumina and, while negotiating a left curve in the road, traveled across the westbound lane, up an embankment and into a tree, causing major damage to the vehicle, according to a police report.

Castellano had just completed his junior year at Penns Valley Area High School.

School district Superintendent Brian Griffith, in a letter to families Wednesday, offered grief counseling services to district students.

“We encourage parents to talk with and support their children as reactions to this news will vary,” Griffith wrote. “We ask parents to encourage their child to visit with our counseling staff if they have concerns.”

Parents can contact the high school counseling office at 422-8907 or Centre County Can Help at 800-643-5432.