Teenager killed in Franklin crash identified as Anthony Gates – Gates passed away after his car veered off the road and struck a tree.
Anthony Gates Death – One teenager has passed away following a car crash in Franklin, Massachusetts Monday. According to reports, Anthony Gates died in the deadly car accident that happened in the area of Short Street in Franklin. Law enforcement agencies responded to the scene after receiving reports of a single vehicle crashing into a tree. Law enforcement agencies arrived at the scene where they located a male teenager trapped inside the vehicle that had veered off the roadway and struck a tree.
According to Franklin Scanner, the occupant of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene which is located at 26 Short Street, Franklin, MA. A second medical ambulance which was requested by the responding PD was canceled and asked to go back while en route to the accident scene. No other victim was reportedly identified in connection to this incident at this time. Law enforcement agencies are still investigating. Alcohol has not been identified as a factor in this crash. Franklin Police Department and Franklin Fire Department responded to the accident scene.
Anthony Gates Obituary and Funeral Arrangements will be Released by the Family
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State Police reported that two deadly crashes in Pembroke and Sturbridge on Friday and Saturday killed five people. It was a deadly weekend on Massachusetts roads. On Route 84 in Sturbridge, a driver going the wrong way hit another car head-on near exit 6B just after 6 p.m. on Saturday. Three people died. “The facts and circumstances of the crash are still being looked into,” a spokesman for the State Police said in a statement. The driver who went the wrong way was a 40-year-old woman from Worcester named Deyja Jackson.
Irene Karam, who was 83 and from Manchester, New Hampshire, and Patricia Knauer, who was 62 and from Deland, Florida, were in the second car. State Police patrols tried to find and stop the driver of a car going west in the eastbound lane, but they were not able to do so in time, Procopio said. They had received several calls about the car. The hockey community in Pembroke is sad because two former high school players died in a car crash early Friday morning. Joseph Birolini, 23, of Hanson, and William Hickey, 23, of Pembroke, were driving on Elm Street just before 1 a.m. when Hickey’s car crossed the center line, went off the road, hit a tree, flipped over, and hit a utility pole, said Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz.
Both guys went to Pembroke High School and played hockey. They both graduated in 2016. Pembroke hockey said in a tweet Saturday night, “We lost two great young men today who made a positive difference in the lives of everyone around them.” “We are sorry for the Birolini and Hickey families’ losses. Please think of them and pray for them.” State Police said that Birolini had to be freed by “mechanical means” from the fire. Hickey was outside the vehicle. Both of them were taken to South Shore Hospital, where Birolini was declared dead. Police say that Hickey died on Saturday from his injuries. Police said that speed and bad weather may have contributed to the crash, but they are still looking into what happened.