Mansfield Student Killed In Foxboro Crash

FOXBORO (CBS) – A student at Mansfield High School was killed in a crash in Foxboro early Saturday morning, according to friends.

Police say they received a call around 3:20 am about a crash on Commercial Street.

When they arrived, officers found one victim still trapped in the car. That victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police were not identifying the victim, but several students who were leaving flowers at the scene of the crash identified her as Michaela Smith, an 11th-grader at the school.

A second person was believed to have been thrown from the car and found a short distance away from the wreck. That victim was taken to Rhode Island hospital with serious, but not life threatening injuries.

Police say they believe speed contributed to the crash.

Foxboro police along with the State Police accident reconstruction section and the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office are all investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

  • JohnC

    I’m not a “blame the victim” kind of guy, but why was this young lady out at 3:20 AM? I thought there were laws about teenagers driving late at night and with other teenagers. Unless there was a very good reason for my being out that late, when I was her age, my parents would have grounded me until I was ready to collect my Social Security.

    • George Bush

      Yeah, she was only 16, I don’t think she was legal to drive with another kid at that time of night.

  • Amy

    My heart goes out to the victim’s family & friends. It seems lately, a lot of teens are getting hurt & dying in car accidents. I think the state needs to change the age to 18 to get a driver’s license. Too many teens are becoming victims out there. It’s so sad.

    • JohnC

      I remember seeing a report that stated that (automobile) accident rates were the highest for inexperienced drivers – regardless of age. All drivers are required to know basic stuff such as not speeding, not drinking and driving, not driving when tired. They do it anyway. If I thought that raising the age to earn a driver’s license to 18 would solve the problem, I’d be for it. I don’t think it will, and I’m not. Having parents set and enforce a realistic curfew might.

  • George Bush

    Nothing good happens at 3am. Alchohol invloved?

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