Chartiers Valley Student Killed in Car Crash

A 15-year-old boy died Wednesday night when the car he was riding in crashed on Scotts Run Road in Collier.

A student at died Wednesday night when the car he was riding in crashed in Collier Township.

, 15, died at the scene of the 7:40 p.m. crash along Scotts Run Road near Noblestown, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office. He is believed to be from Heidelberg.

Katonka and four other Chartiers Valley students were in the vehicle during the single-car crash, Chief Thomas Devin said. Two were taken to Childrens Hospital and the other two were taken to Allegheny General Hospital. Devin said he could not release their names or conditions.

Devin said speed was probably a factor in the crash, and Allegheny County police are leading the accident investigation. Devin said a teenage girl was driving the car that crashed.

Chartiers Valley school officials said for any students who would like to talk about the tragedy.

“We extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families impacted by last night’s tragedy,” the school said in a statement.

If you would like to leave your condolences, add them to the comments section below.

Marina June 21, 2012 at 02:19 PM
I want to say that I didn't really know Scotty but I did hang out with him a couple times he was a very nice person and he did not deserve this I hope he is resting in peace<3 and I send all my prayers to his family
rose altvater June 21, 2012 at 03:33 PM
This seems to happen every year...so heartbreaking. God be with these families. We are on vacation, and heard the news. Very tough on my son. Great job, Mike. Better coverage than our local news. Thank you for understanding how important the CV family is to each of us...
McLain Family June 21, 2012 at 03:44 PM
There are no words to ease this horrific pain. May the Lord carry him home. Our deepest heartfelt sympathies to the families.
Mike Jones (Editor) June 21, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Friends of Scott Katonka have started a Facebook page to remember him. Here is the link to the page... https://www.facebook.com/ScottyKatonkaRIP
Katie June 21, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Scotty will be missed. I extend my condolences to the Katonkas and all who were close to him. Rest in peace Scotty
Karen June 21, 2012 at 04:39 PM
My daughter, Karsyn, is close friends with Scott's sister, Sarah. My deepest condolences to the Katonka family. Whatever you need, please let us know! My heart just breaks for each of you!!
Guest June 21, 2012 at 05:43 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with all parties involved.
Curt Cairns June 21, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Scott was in my 4th grade class. He was an outstanding student and a great young man. My condolences go out to his family.
Tyra June 21, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Even though i didn't really know Scotty well i know that he was a good kid. Every time i saw him he was either smiling or laughing or making someone laugh and smile. He will never be forgotten and he will always be in everyone's heart. Scotty was a good kid and he was always fun to be around. I only meet him once or twice but i will never ever forget him. My prayers will be with his family. My condolences are with the katonka family. <3 R.I.P. Scotty
Michelle Thiel June 21, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Scott was a wonderful young man with alot of spirit. His presence to the young hockey community will be greatly missed. My family & I give our deepest condolences & sympathies to Scott's family. Michelle & Dylan Artic Foxes Hockey Association
Martha Kandrack June 21, 2012 at 08:15 PM
My family and I extend our condolences and sympathy to the Katonka family. We are praying God's comfort and peace for you. Martha Kandrack and Family
Marcy Picardi June 21, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Scotty was a joy to see playing in the streets with my son and others in the neighborhood. Joe, Tony, Anne, and I send condolences to the Katonka family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Marcy Picardi and family
Dean Beattie June 21, 2012 at 10:12 PM
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Scotty's friends, family, and loved ones. May you rest in peace.
Nicole Kish Knight June 22, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Thoughts and prayers to your family and friends, RIP
Steelergirl June 22, 2012 at 12:35 AM
My thoughts and prayers go out to Scotty's Family and Friends. May he Rest in Peace. May God's love comfort you in your time of need Gina May and Family
shawn calhoun June 22, 2012 at 05:40 AM
thoughts and prayers go to your family specially Annie and Dolan R.I.P bud love you man
Michael Buzzelli June 28, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Incredibly sad news. He had his whole life in front of him. My heart goes out to the family.


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