Speeding underage driver killed, 3 others injured in NY crash

Speeding underage driver killed; three injured
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On November 19’s early Sunday morning, a speeding 14-year-old driver was killed in New York’s Clinton County after he thrashed the car he was not licensed to. According to PEOPLE, the New York State Police’s new release unravels that the boy was traveling to Depot Street from Rouses Point. Just before 2:00 a.m., the boy lost control of the 2011 Honda Ridgeline while making a turn.

As a consequence, it hit multiple trees before it came to a stop. The underage driver was declared dead at the scene. Per NYSP, three other young individuals, including a 14-year-old boy from Mooers, a 12-year-old girl from Mooers, and a 13-year-old girl from Champlain, endured grave injuries in the accident.

As per the police, the injured kids were taken to the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital for treatment before they were transferred to the University of Vermont Medical Centre in Burlington, according to NBC affiliate WPTZ. They were listed as stable yet in critical condition.

According to the outlet, Tom Brandell, the principal of the Northeastern Clinton Middle School, released the statement to the NCCS Community, revealing that the two students, including the 14-year-old driver who died, attended the local high school.

The statement read:

“It is with profound sorrow that we share the heartbreaking news of an automobile accident involving four of our district students early this morning. Regrettably, a high school student has lost their life, and another high school student and two middle school students are currently hospitalized.

Before students arrive, each building’s faculty and staff will gather for an update on the situation. Our Crisis Team has been activated, and we are prepared to address the needs of our students and staff. A dedicated team of counselors will be available to speak with students who may require assistance at middle school and high school.

During this challenging time, we are committed to supporting our school community. Please reach out to our school counselors or main office if your child needs assistance. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of these students. Please know that we stand ready to assist in any way we can.”

An autopsy of the 14-year-old kid was reportedly scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Glens Falls Hospital.