A Plainfield High School pupil has died and another teenager is seriously injured after an accident in Canterbury early Saturday morning.
State Police say 17-year-old Andrew William Vincent of Plainfield was traveling north on Water Street when he veered out of his lane on a bend and hit a utility pole on his right shoulder toward 12:20 a.m.
Authorities said Vincent suffered fatal injuries in the crash.
Plainfield Public Schools released a statement on Vincent’s death. “The Plainfield community is deeply saddened to learn of the loss of one of our Plainfield High School students who tragically passed away last night. Our entire Plainfield community sends their deepest condolences to the family,” reads in part the communicated.
All Plainfield sporting events scheduled for this weekend have been canceled and the high school will be open on vacation beginning Monday to provide bereavement support to students and families, according to district officials.
Investigators say Liam Patrick Smith, 18, of Moosup, was a passenger in the vehicle and suffered serious injuries. He was transported to Hartford Hospital by LifeStar.
The accident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Troop D at (860) 779-4900.