Speeding May Have Contributed to Deadly Pennsylvania Car Accident

Police believe speeding may have caused a fatal car wreck in Pennsylvania.Four Pennsylvania teens were killed in a one-car crash in Chester County that police believe may have been connected to excessive speeding.

The teenagers, all of whom attended Coatesville High School, were all ejected from the vehicle at impact. Police have not clarified who was driving or even the make and model of the car involved in the crash, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The victims were identified as Collin McElroy, 16, Jerry Warfel, 14, Evan Pringle, 15 and Kyle Marsh, 17. Investigators told NBC News that an officer noted the vehicle driven by the victims was going 73 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone minutes before it crashed. The policeman reportedly attempted to pull the vehicle over but targeted the wrong car.

None of the victims were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Police said illegal substances were found at the crash scene and marijuana was found inside of the car.

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that teen drivers between ages 16 and 19 are four times more likely to be involved in a crash per mile driven compared to older motorists.