Hempfield swim captain dies after crash


Hempfield Area High School’s swim team lost its captain Tuesday, a senior described as an accomplished and popular athlete and scholar.

Judson Shiffler, 18, of West Hempfield died Tuesday morning in UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh from injuries suffered when his car crashed into a hillside Monday, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office.

High school Principal Kathy Charlton called Shiffler a “solid, really great young man.”

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