2 Dead, 1 Critical Following Route 49 Crash in Elkland

NELSON TWP. – Two men are dead, and another in critical condition after an accident on Route 49 yesterday afternoon.

The crash happened in Nelson Township, east of Elkland, PA.

State Police say the two vehicles involved in the crash were leaving the Borough of Elkland, traveling east on Route 49.

Witnesses told police the cars were open-wheeled street rods, and were traveling at a high rate of speed, passing other motorists and one another, before losing control and crashing.

Killed in the accident was 55-year-old George Brown, of Nelson, PA, and Lawrence Burgess, of Millerton, PA.

Police say Burgess was a passenger in a second automobile, operated by 30-year-old Sheldon Moon, of Nelson, PA.

Moon was taken by medical helicopter to Robert Packer Hospital, where he remains in critical condition, as of the time of this posting.

Police say an investigation into the crash continues.

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  1. beth says:

    do better research sheldon was only 23 u *********

  2. admin says:

    Beth, that was the information provided by authorities.

  3. a friend says:

    sheldon is 22, do your research better, and all that really matters is that he is okay…and we are all sorry for the losses

  4. Me says:

    Why are people so rude?

  5. Brian & Michelle says:

    We Love and miss you so much, George you will always be a part of our family. Camp fires will never be the same.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Larry and Sheldon.

  6. Brian & Michelle says:

    We love and miss you so much George, You will always be our family. Camp fires will never be the same. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the familes.

  7. Barbara says:

    Sheldon Moon

    My prayers are for you and your family,hope you get well soon.
    Prayers go out to the family’s that lost there loved ones.


  8. knewhimasakid says:

    They mean 23year old Sheldon Moon right? Also is he alright in the head still? I would rather the poor guy be ok in the head and in a wheel chair for life, then the complete opposite. Hope you pull through bud!

  9. Anonymous says:

    They are having a Benefit for Sheldon next Saturday August 27th at the Elkland Moose. He is currently at a rehabilitation facility.

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