17-year-old killed, teen seriously injured in Falmouth car crash

FALMOUTH, MASS. (WHDH) - A 17-year-old student was killed and another teen seriously injured in a car crash in Falmouth Thursday night.

The crash happened on Thomas Landers Road at Geggatt Road in Falmouth, said to be dark and winding roads, around 7:30 p.m. Thursday night.

The car reportedly veered off the road and struck a tree. Police said the 17-year-old driver was killed in the crash, and the passenger was flown to a Rhode Island trauma hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The two teenagers were players on the Falmouth High School hockey and football teams, according to the school’s Athletic Director Kathleen Burke.

Burke said the players were leaving hockey practice at the time of the crash.

Students told 7News the two boys had just been named captains of the hockey team.

A teacher who left flowers near the scene told 7News both boys were great students.

One friend mourned the loss of the young driver Friday morning. “His mom put me on the bus every single day since I was in fourth grade,” he said.

The teen said the driver was his first friend when he moved to Falmouth  from Mashpee.

Police are investigating what caused the crash. There is no word on the passenger’s condition.

Stay with 7News for developments on this story.


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