Teen Killed in Route 268 Crash Tuesday Morning

A crash yesterday morning at approximately 7AM in Hovey Township ended in a fatality.

State Police in Kittanning said the crash occurred on North Riverview Drive, approximately a quarter-mile norht of Foxburg Road. A 2004 Honda Accord operated by 18-year-old Billie Paige Edwards of Boyers, PA lost control due to an ice-covered roadway. The vehicle crossed over the double yellow line striking the rear axles of a tractor trailer driven by Richard Bauer, 49, of Menands, NY.

Edwards was transported to the Grove City Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Karns City Regional Ambulance and Emlenton Area Ambulance assisted at the scene, which closed Route 268 between Emlenton and Foxburg so police could reconstruct the accident. Volunteer firefighters from Emlenton, Parker, and St. Petersburg assisted with traffic control and cleanup efforts along with PennDOT crews from Butler and Venango counties.