Brothers recovering after deadly crash

SHARON, Pa. (WKBN) – A Mercer County community gathered Sunday to show support for twin brothers who survived a deadly crash in November.

The Nov. 8 crash on East Connelly Boulevard claimed the lives of Sharon High School football players Corey Swartz, 18, and Evan Gill, 17. Brookfield native John Zdelar, 50, was also killed in the accident.

Brothers Greg and Craig Osmon survived the crash but were seriously injured. They are in good spirits as they recover and are working to overcome their injuries.

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser was held Sunday at Sharon High School to help the families of the crash victims.

Greg Osmon said it has been rough, but they’ve managed to cope with the accident.

“Once I got home, it all kind of hit me,” said Osmon. “It was kind of difficult.”

The boys’ mother, Tina Stankiewicz, said the boys are doing well physically and mentally. They are currently in physical therapy.

“They both had a broken femur and fractured pelvis,” said Stankiewicz. “Greg also had a broken arm.”

Medical bills are mounting, which spurred friends and co-workers of Stankiewicz to put together a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to help offset the costs. Money will also be donated to the other families involved in the accident.

“The families, they lost somebody too,” said organizer Cindy Maffitt. “We just want to help out. I’m sure they have expenses that need covered, and we didn’t want anybody forgotten.”

The community and area businesses all pitched in to help with donations, food, time and items for a Chinese auction.

“The lunch ladies are helping out. We didn’t even have to ask them to,” said Craig Osmon. “My mom’s friends from work are helping out. My friends are helping, and their parents are here.”

The twins will graduate from Sharon High School next June. One plans to go to culinary school, and the other wants to attend college.

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