Plainfield High School Student Killed, Another Teen Seriously Injured After Crash in Canterbury

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A student at Plainfield High School has died and another teenager is seriously injured after a crash in Canterbury early Saturday morning.

State police said 17-year-old Andrew William Vincent, of Plainfield, was traveling northbound on Water Street when he left his lane during a curve and hit a utility pole on the right shoulder around 12:20 a.m.

Authorities said Vincent suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

Plainfield Public Schools released a statement about Vincent's death. "The Plainfield community is deeply saddened to learn of the loss of one of our Plainfield High School students who tragically passed away last night. Our entire Plainfield community expresses their heartfelt condolences to the family," the statement said in part.

The superintendent said Vincent was a four-year football athlete.

All of the Plainfield athletic events scheduled for this weekend have been canceled and the high school will be open during the holiday break starting on Monday to provide grief support to students and families, according to district officials.

According to investigators, 18-year-old Liam Patrick Smith, of Moosup, was a passenger in the vehicle and suffered serious injuries. He was transported to Hartford Hospital by LifeStar.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Troop D at (860) 779-4900.

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