Pennsylvania teen, 17, takes own life after crash that killed best friend

2 months ago

East Lampeter news, Pennsylvania news.

A Pennsylvania teen has reportedly killed himself after fleeing the scene of a deadly crash that claimed the life of his best friend early Saturday.

Tyler Zook, 17, was reportedly found dead about an hour and a half after the fatal crash in East Lampeter Township that killed his friend Tyreese Smith, 16.

The crash sent the teens Hyundai Santa Fe rolling several times before landing on its side. A third victim was hospitalized.

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    “Tyler enjoyed spending time with his teammates both on and off the field. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with family, and being at the beach,” the teen’s obituary read.

    “Tyler was preceded in death by his best friend, Tyreese Smith, of Lancaster.”