16-year-old B-P student killed in Berkley crash
BERKLEY — A 16-year-old B-P student was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Berkley Sunday morning.
Dylan Quinn of Rehoboth was a passenger in a Mazda pickup truck being driven by a 16-year-old male friend when the crash occurred in the vicinity of 76 Myricks St. at around 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Jan. 15, according to the Bristol County district attorney’s office.
When first responders arrived on scene, they found the vehicle upside down in the middle of the road, the DA's office said. The driver was transported to Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Quinn was rushed to Saint Luke's Hospital in New Bedford, where he was pronounced deceased.
A preliminary investigation has revealed the two friends had just left a nearby Dunkin’ Donuts and were en route back to Quinn's friend's home when the crash occurred, the DA's office said.
The vehicle was traveling south when it struck a telephone pole and a tree before rolling over and coming to rest back in the roadway.
"It is with deep regret that I inform you all that we have had a student pass away unexpectedly this morning, Jan. 15., in a tragic automobile crash," Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School Superintendent Alexandre Magalhaes said in a written statement Sunday evening.
"We are all deeply saddened to hear of this tragic loss. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of this student and the entire school community."
Counselors will be available between the hours of 8 a.m. to noon tomorrow, Jan. 16, inside the B-P cafeteria to assist students and staff as the school community mourns the passing of this student. Counselors will also be available in the coming weeks for anyone needing their services, Magalhaes said.
The DA's office said the investigation into the crash is active and ongoing, and will include an accident reconstruction.
This article originally appeared on The Taunton Daily Gazette: Berkley fatal crash: Dylan Quinn, 16, of Rehoboth killed in MVA