3 teens die in Forest Co. car crash

Three teenagers were killed in a one-vehicle accident on German Hill Road, Green Township, Forest County, at approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

According to Tionesta-based state police, the teens were westbound on German Hill Road when the operator lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway and traveled approximately 85 feet before striking a tree.

Pronounced dead at the scene by Forest County Coroner Norman Wimer were Thomas Phelps, 19, Oil City, who was the driver, and Cody Mohrey, 17, Tionesta, who was the front-seat passenger.

According to police, a back-seat passenger, Cody Masters, 19, Titusville, sustained serious injuries and was flown to UPMC Hamot in Erie by Stat Medivac helicopter where he was pronounced dead. State police were assisted at the scene by Tionesta volunteer firefighters, Tionesta Ambulance and Forest County Sheriff’s Department deputies.