In Butler County families are planning funerals for three young men killed in a violent one car accident in Crawford County Saturday night.

The driver of the car, 21-year-old Ronald Parisi, his cousin Levi Deal, 17 and their friend Joshua Boettner, 19 were all on the way home from June Jam in Centerville.  They had participated in the growing two day cross country dirt bike competition.

According to Pennsylvania State Police investigators, the three were not wearing seatbelts when Parisi lost control of the car heading east on Centerville Road and crashed into a tree. 

Crawford County Coroner Eric Coston said all three died of injuries from blunt force trauma to the head, chest and abdomen.  Accident reconstruction experts spent time at the scene on Saturday.  They have not yet indicated how fast the car was traveling when the driver lost control. Toxicology samples were taken from the driver and his passengers, the results of those will not be available for 4-5 weeks.

The communities of Butler and Chicora are mourning the loss of three vibrant young men.  Friends say they were well known across the county and beyond, in part because of their involvement in the dirt bike racing community. "It's devastating," said Zach Scherer, the friend who organized a vigil for the three Sunday night. "Especially you know, the kids being from different school districts, it affects a lot more than just Butler. It narrows out into Karns City and the surrounding areas because these kids were known all over the place," he added.

It was standing room only for the vigil Christ's Family Church in Chicora.  Of the three lives lost, Pastor John Pistorious said, "It's a terrible tragedy, one is hard, two is difficult, three is unimaginable."  He encouraged those grieving not to focus on blame, but to work through their sadness over time.  "Grief takes time, you can't go around it, you can't go under it, you can't go over it, you have to go through it - it just takes time," Pastor Pistorious said.

Louis Hortert, a friend who attended the vigil said it was good to be all together, supporting one another in their grief. "Bringing all of us all together, I mean all the hearts and souls and everybody that they touched, just those three boys, I mean it's insane." 

Spencer Geibel Funeral home in Butler will handle the funerals for Levi Deal and Ronald Parisi.  The Boylan funeral home in Connoquenessing is handling arrangements for Joshua Boettner.