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Mon., 9:19am: Easter egg hunt nearly turns tragic

March 25, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

WELLSVILLE - A sunny, springtime Easter egg hunt nearly became the backdrop for tragedy on Saturday afternoon, when an SUV plowed into the event at Nicholson Stadium in Wellsville.

According to witnesses, the maroon Oldsmobile Bravada came up from the creekfield area onto 20th Street at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control of the vehicle, crashing through a chain-link fence surrounding the Nicholson Stadium field, where a children's Easter egg hunt was being held by the Wellsville Y-Teens.

The eggs had already been retrieved, and most the children had migrated away from the 20th Street area, though a few were still wandering around the grounds when the vehicle came careening through the fence. No one was struck, however, and there were no injuries reported.



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