A fatal car crash in Somerville early Friday has claimed the life of a second teenager, according to a State Police spokesman.
State Police Sergeant Michael Popovics said this morning in a brief phone interview that the girl, previously identified only as a 17-year-old from Somerville, has died from her injuries. He could not say when.
She was one of five passengers in a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu that crashed on an elevated section of McGrath Highway shortly before 3:30 a.m. and was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital, State Police said.
A 16-year-old girl from Everett was pronounced dead at the scene.
State Police said on Friday that speed and alcohol were believed to be factors in the crash.
The driver, Kenneth W. Belew, 21, of Somerville, has already been charged with one count of motor vehicle homicide, drunken driving, speeding, and a marked lane violation. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Somerville District Court.
There was no immediate word on whether he will be charged with a second count of motor vehicle homicide.
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