KINGSTON (CBS) – A young member of the U.S. Coast Guard was killed and three others were hurt in a violent crash in Kingston late Monday night.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports

Kingston Police Chief Joseph Rebello said four 19-year-olds from Plymouth were riding in an SUV on Elm Street when the driver lost control and crashed around 9 p.m.

“The vehicle had left the roadway and it struck a telephone pole, shearing the telephone pole, (the SUV) had gone airborne and hit a tree,” Rebello told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

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A utility pole was severed in the crash.

When police and firefighters arrived, three of the young men were still in the car while the fourth was walking around the vehicle.

Two were rushed to Boston hospitals on MedFlight rescue helicopters. The other two were taken to South Shore Medical Center.

Chad Kierstead of Plymouth died early Tuesday morning.

The Coast Guard said Kierstead was based on a ship in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

His father is a lieutenant with the Plymouth Fire Department.

No other names have been released. The conditions of the three survivors are still unclear.

The official cause of the accident is not yet known, but Rebello said a witness told police the driver was speeding.

“We have information that there was another vehicle present at the scene that didn’t stop,” he told WBZ.

It’s not clear if alcohol or drugs were involved.

“It certainly does take a toll on us,” the chief said.

“We just went through a similar tragedy about five months ago when we had four Silver Lake Regional (High School) students involved in an accident right by our school.”


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