Devastating News from Bradford Pennsylvania

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2011 Huntington High School Graduate and Penn State student Courtney O’Bryan, 18, of Huntington, N.Y., was a passenger in a car of five Penn State students traveling to Buffalo for a canning trip with Penn State’s Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon when the vehicle reportedly hit a patch of “black ice” and flipped over. The accident occurred in Bradford, Pennsylvania and State Police responded to the scene. There are few other details about the accident available at this time.

The students were part of a group of sororities and fraternities heading to various destinations in Pennsylvania and neighboring states as part of a second weekend of “canning” for donations for THON. The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately referred to as THON, is a yearlong effort to raise funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $78 million for The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Several weekends a year are designated as “canning” weekends, where students solicit donations in communities across the region.

Fox News Story Here
http://www.fox43.com/news/wpmt-student-killed-incrash-on-thon-canning-trip,0,1712496.story

Penn State Story Here
http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/penn-state-freshman-killed-during-thon-canning-trip-950703/

Funeral/Visitation:
Monday, December 05, 2011 2-4 & 7-9 PM at M. A. Connell Funeral Home Inc., Huntington Station, NY;
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 2-4 & 7-9 PM at M. A. Connell Funeral Home Inc., Huntington Station, NY
Funeral Mass: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 9:45 AM St. Patrick’s Church, Huntington, NY

 

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