(DUGGER) – Sullivan County Sheriff’s officials are investigating a fatal crash which occurred on State Road 54 near County Road 525 East, at approximately 5:02 a.m. on Saturday morning.
According to Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Copeland, indications are that an eastbound vehicle ran off of the right shoulder before veering back into the path of a westbound vehicle.
Brazen Maze, 17, of Dugger, a junior at Dugger Union Community Schools, was identified as the driver of the eastbound vehicle that did not survive the crash.
Dugger Union Community School officials in a Facebook post provided the following information.
“Bulldog Nation is mourning the loss of one of its own, Brazen Maze, from a car accident early Saturday morning.
Brazen was a junior student-athlete at Dugger Union Community Schools. We at DUCS ask that you keep Brazen’s family in your thoughts during this difficult time.
Students are working with the family to schedule a prayer vigil at the practice football field next to the old gym and will update on details when notified.
We will have counselors on hand throughout the school day on Monday for staff and students. Thank you very much for your support.”
Information regarding the funeral and memorial services are pending.
Sheriff’s officials are continuing their investigation to better determine a cause for the crash.
There were no indications that alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash.
The driver of the westbound vehicle, identified as 26-year-old Tucker Hancock, of Carlisle, was listed in stable condition after being transported to Sullivan County Community Hospital.
State Road 54 was detoured for two hours during the investigation and clean up.
Sullivan County Sheriff’s officials were assisted by the Dugger Town Marshal, Union Twp. Fire & Rescue, SCAT Ambulance, Sullivan City Fire Ambulance, and the Sullivan County Coroners office.