Another Monroe County teen dies from Sunday crash

Brian Felder of Tobyhanna Twp. was a passenger

Published: 11:23 AM EST Dec 26, 2013   Updated: 6:53 PM EST Dec 26, 2013

A second teen-ager has died from injuries received in a two-vehicle accident that occurred late Sunday night on Route 196 in Monroe County.

Sixteen-year-old Brian Felder, who lived along Brandywine Drive in Tobyhanna Township, died Wednesday evening in Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton.  The boy was critically injured in the crash.

Lackawanna County Coroner Timothy Rowland, who reported the death, was doing an autopsy Thursday to determine the exact cause.

The coroner said Felder was a passenger in the front seat and not wearing a seat belt when the head-on crash occurred, during very foggy conditions at 11:07 p.m. Sunday.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police are investigating the accident.

Fifteen-year-old Justin Curry of Coolbaugh Township, another passenger in the car, was pronunced dead at the scene.