Polk Township – The West End community is anxiously waiting for word on the condition of four teenagers involved in a violent car crash in Polk Township early Thursday morning. Andrew Monahan, 18, and Dylan Hurley, 19, both of Kunkletown and an unidentified 17-year-old were critically injured in the crash, which occurred on Route 209 between Burger Hollow Road and H.T.Y. Road just after midnight.
Another teen, identified as Ryan Bernard, 19, was also in the car, but it was not clear whether he was injured.
Police said that the car was driven by Monahan and was speeding when it spun out of control and hit a wooden pole, broad-sided a tree and then rolled over, ejecting all four from the car.
Kristine Grams, who lives in the house on Route 209 where the car hit a tree before rolling over and landing on its roof in a corn field next to the house, said that she and her boyfriend Santiago Rodriguez heard a noise “like a car accelerating” on Burger Hollow Road and then heard a loud thump that “didn’t sound right.”
“It was probably when they hit the tree,” she said.