14-Year-Old Boy Died, Three Injured in Early Morning Crash in Northern Tier
A 14-year-old boy died, and three other teens got hurt in a crash on Depot Street early Sunday. State Police reported that around 2 a.m., a gray 2011 Honda Ridgeline was speeding west on Depot Street.
The 14-year-old driver from Rouses Point couldn’t handle a turn, losing control. The vehicle veered off the road, hitting multiple trees before stopping. Emergency services were alerted about a possible fire and trapped passengers.
The three other teens—a 14-year-old boy from Mooers, a 12-year-old girl from Mooers, and a 13-year-old girl from Champlain—were injured.
One teen dies, three others hurt in early-morning accident in Northern Tier:
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They were taken to University of Vermont Healthcare Network CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh and then transferred to UVM Medical Center in Burlington. As of Monday, they were in stable but critical condition.
The 14-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene by the Clinton County Coroner. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday at Glens Falls Hospital.
The investigation into the accident is ongoing. Several local emergency services and authorities assisted at the scene.
Northeastern Clinton Central School addressed the accident in a notice, expressing deep sadness and confirming the involvement of their students. They assured the community of support and counseling for students and staff coping with the tragedy.
The school urged anyone needing help to contact their counselors or the main office, emphasizing their commitment to assisting during this difficult time. They extended thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of the students involved.