Molly K. Kever, 20, and Sara J. Ballard, 21, died after a 1996 Dodge Neon driven by Kever entered a grass median off a curve, slid through the grass and back onto the southbound section of the road, and hit a guardrail at about 1:20 a.m. near Bow Creek Road in Dauphin County, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.
Both women were graduates of Waynesboro Area Senior High School. Ballard graduated in 2009 and Kever in 2010, school officials said.
Kever, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Ballard, who was not wearing a seat belt, died after being taken to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, police said.
Police said the vehicle crossed both southbound lanes of the highway when it re-entered from the grass.
Ballard participated in the color guard and art club while in high school. Her Facebook profile indicates she worked in the pharmacy at Walmart in Waynesboro and made decorative collars as a fashion accessory.
Kever, too, had an interest in art and design, according to the Waynesboro Area Senior High School Class of 2010 counselor, Lynne Corea.
“She was always pleasant and had a smile on her face,” Corea said.
Kever’s obituary states she was working at McDonald’s and Walmart in Waynesboro. She also was in the process of starting her own business to design and construct clothing, according to her obituary.
Ballard’s obituary says she had a heart for fundraising for various causes and charities.