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Teen killed in Kingston, Mass. car crash, 3 others injured

KINGSTON – One teenager is dead and three others are injured after a serious crash in southeastern Massachusetts.

A car struck a telephone pole around nine o’clock Monday night in Kingston before rolling over.

He was the oldest of three sons and a star hockey player, who joined the Coast Guard right out of high school.

But Chad Kierstead’s young life came to an abrupt end in Kingston, Mass. Monday night when the car he was riding in went out of control, hit a telephone pole and a tree and flipped over.

“They observed a telephone pole that had been sheered, they also observed a tree that had been hit approximately 12 feet off the ground and there was a vehicle alongside the tree,” said Chief Joseph Rebello.

Emergency crews responded. Kierstead and another seriously injured teen were air lifted to Boston.

The other two teens in the car were taken to South Shore Hospital.

Police say it’s too early to know if alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash, but they believe speed was a factor.

“We have a witness who says the vehicle was traveling at an extremely high rate of speed. We are also looking for another vehicle that was on the roadway at the time,” the Kingston Police Chief said.

Source:  NECN