SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA. (THECOUNT) — Michael Truscott, of Blackwood, Pennsylvania, and Dayla Austerberry, of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, have been identified as the victims in a Saturday morning double-fatal vehicle crash in Schuylkill County.

Truscott, 21, and 18-year-old Austerberry, were both killed in a single-vehicle crash near Reilly Township early Saturday morning.


According to reports, Truscott was operating a vehicle on US-209 near Pottsville, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the rodway around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The vehicle then made contact with a berm and rolled over. The vehicle then came to rest after making contact with a grouping of trees, ejecting Austerberry.

Both occupants were pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Schuylkill County is a county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 148,289. The county seat is Pottsville. The county was created on March 1, 1811, from parts of Berks and Northampton counties and named for the Schuylkill River, which originates in the county – Wikipedia.