1 killed, 5 others injured in Milford crash

MILFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - A 19-year-old woman was killed and five other people were injured in a car crash in Milford Sunday night.

The crash happened at around 11 p.m. on Congress Street. Police said the car crashed into a telephone pole and then into a parked minivan.

“I was asleep and I heard the most ungodly scream you could possibly hear,” said neighbor Karen Schulman.

The victims were taken to the hospital, where 19-year-old Jacqueline Gray was pronounced dead.

According to police, the six teens had just left JJ’s Ice Cream Shoppe in Upton, where some of them worked. They were headed to the Milford fireworks when the crash happened.

Police are now investigating the cause of the crash. They said distracted driving is a possibility but they are also investigating mechanical failure after some victims said the brakes were not working.

“We were told by some of the passengers in the car the driver stated, ‘I can’t control the car, the brakes don’t work, jump out,’” said Milford Police Deputy Chief James Heron. The driver did jump out of the car but it is not known if Gray also jumped or was ejected.

Gray worked at JJ’s Ice Cream Shoppe and was a student at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.

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