EAST LACKAWANNOCK TOWNSHIP – Pennsylvania State Police are still investigating the cause of an accident that took the lives of two Hickory High students and critically injured two others.

“As of right now, it hasn’t been decided yet” if anyone will be charged with a traffic citation, Trooper Alexis McBride said.

McBride, lead investigator of the Feb. 10 crash, said state police reconstructionists are still trying to recreate the events of that night.

She said she is not sure when the investigation will be complete.

Alexis Myers, 16, and Danielle Nelson, 15, both of Hermitage, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred at 6:40 p.m. on Interstate 80 East, about a mile before the Mercer exit.

Two other Hickory students in the SUV were flown to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh with critical injuries.

The other two vehicles involved were tractor trailers driven by Jarmono L. Hogg, 37, of Fairview Park, Ohio, who sustained unknown injuries, and Michael I. Smith, 53, of New Berlin, who was not injured.

The four girls were driving to a Young Life function, a religious event, at Grove City College, Mercer County Coroner John A. Libonati said.

According to a state police press release, weather played a factor in the crash.

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