Former Council Rock North Student Killed in Saturday Car Accident

Police report that Cameron Smithwick, 19, of Ivyland was killed Saturday in an accident that also injured four.

An accident in Northampton Saturday afternoon has left an Ivyland 19-year-old dead and four others injured, according to the Northampton Township Police Department.

According to police, Cameron Smithwick, 19, of Ivyland was killed in the accident on Old Jacksonville Road. Smithwick attended Council Rock North before moving to Texas.

Northampton Fire Co. Chief Adam Selisker told Phillyburbs.com that the car cut a Verizon utility pole in half and collided with a tree. 

On Sunday, Northampton released the names of all the passengers in the car -- all were men between the ages of 17 to 19. Monroe Leonard Tanner IV, 18 of Ivyland; Louis Piotti, 17, of Holland and; Matthew Slade, 18, of Holland have been admitted to St. Mary Hospital for treatment. Daniel Harris, 17, of Holland was treated and released.

Northampton police closed the small, two lane road while investigating the accident Saturday. According to one onlooker, houses in the neighborhood have lost power. PECO crews were also on the scene working to restore electricity.

The Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Northampton Township Volunteer Fire Company, and the injured were transported by units from the Tri-Hampton Rescue Squad and Warminster Volunteer Ambulance Squad. 

The crash is under investigation by Officer Joseph Rosowski and anyone with any information regarding the crash is asked to contact the officer at 215-322-6111. 

"On behalf of the members of the Police Department, Chief Barry Pilla extends the Department’s deepest sympathy to the Smithwick family. We would also offer our best wishes to the other young men involved in this crash," Pilla said in a release.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported Smithwick graduated from Council Rock North. 

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Dominic December 10, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Cameron Smithwick graduated from Flower Mound High School in Flower Mound, Texas.
cj butt December 15, 2012 at 02:41 AM
i am crying
angelia June 02, 2013 at 02:59 AM
for those whom have never buried their child much less on their birthday let the families grieve and stop with your unkindness


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