King’s College student, mother killed in fatal Salem Township crash


Sterling Petersun, 24, was a member of the class of 2017

SALEM TWP. — A King’s College student and his mother were killed in a fatal crash Monday after their vehicle veered into the opposing lane and struck an oncoming vehicle.

Police said Sterling Petersun, 24, and his mother Karen Ann Peterson, 53, both of Hawley, were traveling along Route 590 in Salem Township, Wayne County, at approximately 2:28 p.m. when their sedan crossed the centerline and collided with another vehicle.

Petersun, a member of the class of 2017, was a computers and information systems major, said the Rev. Tom Looney, King’s College chaplain, in an email Tuesday to students and faculty.

Members of the Counseling Center and Campus Ministry teams on Tuesday made themselves available to students in need of grief counseling.

A prayer service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Christ the King.

The Pennsylvania State Police Forensic Services Unit photographed the scene and state police in Honesdale are investigating the cause of the crash.

Sterling Petersun, 24, was a member of the class of 2017

By Joe Dolinsky

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