The Chestnut Ridge School District and local wrestling community are in mourning following the death late Friday night of Lions senior Kai Burkett.
The two-time state medalist was killed in a two-vehicle car crash.
State police in Bedford reported a fatal crash involving a 17-year-old on Cortland Road in Napier Township at 10:23 p.m. The teen’s Nissan Altima swerved to miss debris and, upon re-entering the roadway, traveled sideways into the path of a Ford F-150XLT driven by Fernando Rodriguez, 57, of New Paris. The teen was pronounced dead at the scene. Rodriguez and his passenger suffered minor injuries.