YORK COUNTY, Pa. – A Windsor Township husband and wife face charges in the single vehicle crash on June 16, 2015 that killed two Red Lion High School football players. Pennsylvania State Police say that the teens, Stone D. Hill, 17, and Nicholas A. Mankin, 16, had been drinking alcohol at the home of Stephen D., 45 and Jodie L. Tierney, 45, just prior to the crash.
Hill was driving a 2002 Toyota 4-Runner at a high rate of speed when he lost control on a curve at 7:10 p.m. on Slab Road near Thompson Road in Lower Windsor Township. Toxicology results revealed that Hill had a Blood Alcohol Content of 0.094%.
Social media helped investigators in their case against the Tierney’s. On the date of the fatal crash Stone Hill posted video of him holding a bottle of Bacardi rum and drinking a clear liquid from a shot glass. A photograph from Mankin’s Snapchat account on the day of the crash depicted the teenager and other minors socializing in a kitchen/living room of a home. Interviews with other teens in the photo confirmed that it was taken at the home of Stephen and Jodie Tierney.
The investigators also uncovered repeated instances where Jodie Tierney purchased alcohol for minors. Other evidence included Stephen Tierney posing with minors including his own teenaged son with alcohol present. Police uncovered overwhelming evidence that the Tierney’s permitted minors to consume alcohol in their home.
As a result of the investigation Stephen and Jodie Tierney were both charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, Endangering the Welfare of Children and Corruption of Minors. Following arraignment Thursday afternoon the couple was released after posting $25,000 bail each.