Teen hit, killed while fishing

Fatal crash

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A Dayton teenager was killed and his mother injured after they were struck by a drunk driver while fishing.

According to Pennsylvania State Police in Mercer, Austin Rife, 15, and Stephani Rife, 37, of Kettering, Ohio were fishing along the shoreline of a farm pond on Old Ash Road in Mercer County just before midnight Thursday when they were struck.

A police report states Brittany Raskowsky, 25, of Grange Hall Road in New Castle was driving a 1996 Ford F-150 pickup truck south on Springfield Township Road when she traveled off the road and through a field striking the two.

Austin Rife died from injuries sustained in the accident. Stephani Rife was taken to Grove City Medical Center with moderate injuries.

Raskowsky was arrested for DUI and later released to family. Additional charges are pending.

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    […] Police said a pickup, driven by Brittany Raskowsky, 25, drove off Old Ash Road in Springfield Township and traveled about 80 yards through a field before it hit Austin Rife and his mother, Stephanie Rife, 37, who were fishing at a farm pond about 11:45 p.m. on August 8. […]

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