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Police release names of two killed in crash

MONTOURSVILLE — State police at Montoursville have released the names of two people who were killed in a one-vehicle accident at 1:29 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, on Little Pine Creek Road in Cummings Township, Lycoming County.

Police identified the deceased as Bryan S. Edmundson Jr., 27, of Butler. the driver of the 1992 Ford F-150 XLT and Katie A. Johnston, 21, of Morris, a passenger in the vehicle.

Both were deceased at the scene, according to state police.

Police said the driver was southbound on Little Pine Creek Road in the right lane prior to the crash. The operator undercompensated while negotiating a left-hand curve and failed to keep his vehicle in his lane, police said. As a result, the truck exited the roadway and traveled about 60 feet before initial impact with a culvert.

The truck continued along the culvert with its passenger side wheels off the ground for about 16 feet before the front end hit a metal post and then an embankment, causing the truck to rotate 15 degrees counter-clockwise, again hitting the embankment. The vehicle then traveled about 30 feet in a reverse direction down the embankment into a creek.

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