Coroner identifies teen driver killed in Tioga County crash

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OSCEOLA TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WETM) – 17-year-old John “Robbie” Bathgate has died after a one-vehicle crash on Route 49 in Osceola Township, according to State Police.

On Nov. 22 around 5:34 p.m. State Police responded to the scene of a crash where police say Bathgate appeared to have attempted to pass another car but lost control, traveling off the road and hitting a railroad tie and tree.

Bathgate, a student at Cowanesque Valley High School, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to State Police.

An 18-year-old female passenger from Knoxville, Pa. was transported to Robert Packer Hospital with suspected serious injuries. Officials at Guthrie tell 18 News that the passenger is in stable condition.

Cowanesque Valley High School Principal Matthew Sottolano tells 18 News that counselors are available for students at this time.

Pennsylvania State Police were assisted by the Elkland Fire Department, Valley Ambulance, UPMC Paramedics, the Tioga County Coroner, and Bryans Towing.

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