4 Teens Injured in Crash at Nehantic State Forest

By George Colli
|  Friday, Jul 5, 2013  |  Updated 11:37 PM EDT
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On Keeney Road in Lyme, four teens on their way to swim were severely injured in a car accident on the narrow dirt road.

George Colli and Thomas Kienzler

On Keeney Road in Lyme, four teens on their way to swim were severely injured in a car accident on the narrow dirt road.

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Four teenagers suffered injuries after their red pick-up truck struck a tree in Lyme Friday evening.

The incident happened at the entrance to the Nehantic State Forest off Keeney Road shortly before 6:00 p.m.

The four teens, two boys and two girls, were headed to a swimming hole inside the Nehantic State Forest when the driver suddenly lost control and hit a tree. According to police, speeding was a factor in the crash.

Authorities said two of the teens are from East Lyme and the other two are from Waterford.

EnConn Police along with State Police are investigating the factors, but witnesses say it appeared that one of the males was ejected at the time of impact.

The teens were taken to area hospitals. Two went to Middlesex Hospital for evaluation and were later released. One female was taken to Hartford Hospital by helicopter. Her condition is unknown. A male was brought to Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is listed in serious to critical condition.

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