Mass. Teen Killed During Family Cross-Country Drive In Minnesota

BEAVER CREEK, Minn. (CBS) – A teenager from Hubbardston was killed in a crash in Minnesota early Tuesday morning, during a cross-country trip with his family.

43-year-old Pamela Roper and her six children were driving from Massachusetts to a family event on the West Coast when their 2000 Dodge Durango went off Interstate 90 just after 4 a.m. near the town of Beaver Creek.

The SUV hit a bridge embankment and rolled over, landing on its wheels.

Police say 14-year-old Daniel Davis was not wearing a seat belt and was killed.

Three of Roper’s children – ages 7, 9, and 11 – were critically hurt.

Roper, her four-year-old son, and 19-year-old daughter were treated at a hospital and released.

There’s no word yet on what caused the crash.

The road conditions were dry at the time.

Hubbardston is northwest of Worcester.


One Comment

  1. Paul says:

    At 4am, the first thing that comes to mind on a X-country trip is that she may have fallen asleep. It will be a long time before she survives this trip. I am not sure that the law can do anything to her…that her heart and head won’t do over the next 50-80 years.

  2. petem says:

    My condolences…how heartbreaking…

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