A teenage girl was killed and three others were seriously injured in a single vehicle rollover crash Saturday night in Weymouth, Massachusetts.
Police received a call at approximately 11:15 p.m. for a report of a crash on Union Street. There were four passengers inside when the vehicle rolled over and hit a telephone pole, causing it to snap in half.
Two of the passengers were ejected from the vehicle before it continued onto the lawn of a Weymouth resident, hitting two parked cars.
All four passengers were taken to South Shore Hospital in serious condition, where one of the victims has died.
Officials have not released any identities; however, friends identify the girl who was killed as 15-year-old Kate McCarthy.
Steve Rodriguez, the homeowner whose lawn the accident ended in, is a Boston firefighter, but says he’s still in shock.
“It’s crazy. On my job I see this all the time, but it’s the same all the time, like, what were you thinking?” he said.
Friends who stopped by the scene of the accident say it feels unreal.
“You never really saw her sad,” Cameron Dean, a friend of McCarthy, said. “She was generally an upbeat person. Everyone, you could tell, wanted to be around Kate. No one really had anything bad to say about her.”
McCarthy was a student at Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree. The school issued a statement mourning her death.
“As a Catholic community of faith, we are deeply saddened by the serious automobile accident that occurred last night involving four of our students,” the statement read. “One of the students succumbed to her injuries. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.”
The school was open until 5 p.m. Sunday for students to come for support and speak with on-site counselors, according to Prinicipal Michael Volonnino. A prayer service was also scheduled at the school’s auditorium for 1:30 p.m. Monday.
The superintendent of Weymouth Public Schools says that since several of the teens involved in the crash have attended their schools in earlier grades, there will be additional counselors on Monday.
At this point, police believe the other three teens will survive.
The accident is still under investigation.