SWANSEA, Mass. (WPRI) — A 17-year-old boy died after a car crash in Swansea late Friday night.
According to Swansea Police Chief Marc Haslam, officers received a call just after 11 p.m. about a crash on Marvel Street.
When police arrived, they found a car had struck a fire hydrant and utility pole.
The driver, identified as Ethan Kielec of Swansea, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 17-year-old passenger was taken the hospital to be treated for injuries.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for the victim, courtesy of his Boy Scout troop.
“Ethan was a very energetic leader and lead by example,” the page says. “He listened to other scouts helping them achieve their goals… No parent should have to deal with this situation.”
School officials said that councilors were available at Case High School on Monday.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.