Early-morning car accidents claimed two lives today, according to police.
Middleborough Police responded to a single car crash that killed one teenager and injured two others around 1:30 a.m. on Wareham Street. Nathan L. Childs, a senior at Middleborough High School, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a statement from the Middleborough Police Department. The two other occupants of the car were transported to Tobey Hospital in Wareham with non-life threatening injuries.
Police said they contacted Paul Branagan, the Middleborough High School Principal, who notified students through the school’s emergency response system this morning. The crash is being investigated with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police Crash Analysis Reconstruction Section.
The second fatal crash occurred two hours later in Avon. A statement from Massachusetts State Police said troopers are investigating the circumstances of the two-car crash that occurred at 3:30 a.m. on Route 24, about a mile before Exit 18. The Avon Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service also responded to the scene. Police said the driver of a Dodge Charger had been ejected from the vehicle, suffering life-threating injuries.
The driver was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton and was “eventually pronounced deceased,’’ according to the statement from State Police. Occupants in the other vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries and also were transported to the Good Samaritan Hospital.
State Police are withholding the names of the individuals involved with the crash, pending notification of family members and the results of the investigation. Route 24 southbound was closed until the crash site was cleared around 6 a.m., and Police said no charges or citations have been issued at this time.