A teenage girl is dead and several others are injured after a car crash Saturday night in Weymouth.
The accident happened around 11:15 p.m. on Union Street, when a 16-year-old driver lost control of an SUV which then hit a telephone pole and snapped in two, Fox 25 reported. Two passengers were thrown from the vehicle.
All four passengers were taken to South Shore Hospital where one of them, later identified as 15-year-old Kate McCarthy, died from her injuries, WHDH reported.
Off-duty firefighter Steve Rodriguez, who happened to live near the crash, was one of the first to respond to the scene, WCVB reported.
“It just was like what the hell just happened? You get out, you see the pole here, you see my car is missing and in the neighbor’s yard, you see another car, then bodies. You assess it quick and get in there,” Rodriguez told WCVB.
McCarthy and the three other passengers in the car were students at Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree, according to WHDH. The school will have grief counselors available through the week.
“It’s going to be a process, where there’s going to be a lot of prayer… a lot of coming together,” Dr. Michael Volonnino, principal of Archbishop Williams High School said to Fox 25.
The crash remains under investigation.