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November 10, 2013

Both vehicles were coming from games

Police: Alcohol, texting not factors in fatal crash

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SHARON, BROOKFIELD — The twins were taken to Sharon Regional Health System and later transferred to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown in critical but stable condition.

The Osmons both underwent surgery early Saturday morning, Paul Torr, Sharon athletic director, said. Both have broken legs and one a fractured arm but were conscious and talking, Torr said.

Evan was flown to UPMC Children’s Hospital with a broken nose, fractured fingers, cuts inside his mouth and lots of bruises. “He looks like he’s been beat with a bat,” Kim Zdelar said of her son.

Blake was treated and released from the hospital of Sharon Regional Friday night.

“Johnny was on his side of the road with the two kids in the car,” Kim Zdelar said. “It could’ve been any one of us. A family is ruined.”

Menster would not say whether any of the people involved in the accident were wearing seatbelts.

“I believe several were but we haven’t concluded that yet,” Menster said. “Some were entrapped and had to be extricated.”

Mike Calla, Sharon schools superintendent, said the four Sharon boys were very good kids who had come through the school together from West Hill Elementary and were 45 days into their senior year.

“They were a crew altogether,” Calla said. “They loved football.”

“It’s hard to believe, you never think it could happen to kids in your school,” Torr said. “They (Corey and Evan) were the heart and soul of the team.”

Grief counselors and ministers met with Sharon players and coaches, band members and cheerleaders Saturday morning Calla said. Some arrived for what they thought was the departure to Sharon’s scheduled playoff game Saturday afternoon not having heard about the accident.

“We wanted all the kids to get the accurate story,” Calla said. “There was a lot of misinformation on social media.”

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