Two 19-Year-Old Girls Involved in Fatal Car Crash

Pennsylvania (November 15, 2011) – A fatal car crash claimed the lives of two 19-year-old women in the Natrona Heights section of Harrison Township.

The accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Monday, but was not discovered until approximately 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

sammie smith and beth carnie

Numerous scrapped vehicles, located where the accident occurred, may have inadvertently caused the tragic event to blend into its surroundings.

According to the police, the victims’ black Chevrolet Cobalt collided with a flatbed trailer, which was parked at a towing and salvage company, Ron Gillette, on Freeport Road.

Elizabeth “Beth” Carney and Samantha “Sammie” Smith, both residents of Tarentum, were returning from a trip to Walmart at the time of the fatal accident.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the accident.

Editorial Comment: Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the two young women.

towing company

Note: The image to the right was taken months prior to the accident. Click to enlarge.

5 Thoughts on “Two 19-Year-Old Girls Involved in Fatal Car Crash

  1. I wish someone would tell me this isn’t real…that I’m imagining all of it. I can’t stop crying, thinking of what life will be like without the two of you. RIP Beth and Sammie. I Love You!!!!

  2. Miss u baby girl!

  3. Martha Young on November 16, 2011 at 10:20 am said:

    I taught Sammie Reading in the third grade at David Leech Elementary. She was a very good student and really liked by her fellow classmates. My heart goes out to Jessica and Sammie’s mom and dad. May God Bless!!

  4. I personally have not met these two girls,they are a friend of a friend, but for some reason this story has hit me. I just want to say that you two girls are thought of and will me missed and your families are in my prays!!! God Bless!!!

  5. i worked with beth at olive garden dident know her extremely well i said hi to her a couple of times but it really does make me sad because she was always smiling and from what i could tell she was a very nice girl i can honestly say that it has effected me to know that one day in the blink of an eye it can all be taken away from you my deepest apoligies to the families of the two girls i have also lost a daughter so i can relate somewhat to what has happened however my daughter was only six months i couldent imagine raising her all the way to 19 and losing her i feel awful for the families rip beth and sammie