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17-year-old killed in serious crash in Canterbury

The driver was a student at Plainfield High School

CANTERBURY, Conn. — A Plainfield teen has died after a serious car crash in Canterbury overnight Saturday.

State police were called to the area of Water Street, less than a mile from Kinne Road, at around 12:30 a.m.

An Audi A4 was traveling north on Water Street when the car failed to stay in the lane while negotiating a curve and hit a utility pole on the right shoulder, state police said. The driver, identified as Andrew Vincent, 17, was pronounced dead.

An 18-year-old passenger was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

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Vincent was a student at Plainfield High School. The school's principal released a statement to students and families saying in part,

"The entire PHS community expresses their heartfelt condolences to the family...Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this time of loss and grief."

Support staff and grief counselors will be available to students and families on Monday. School officials suggest parents take time to discuss the situation with their children and share feelings about the tragedy to help them process it.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Troop D at 860-779-4900.

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