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Teen driver cited in crash that killed 15-year-old Weymouth girl

Kate McCarthy , 15, killed in Weymouth car crash.

Kate McCarthy.

A Weymouth teenager has been issued a citation for motor vehicle homicide in connection with Saturday’s crash that killed a 15-year-old girl.

The 16-year-old driver was cited for motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, junior operator violation, failure to keep right, and speeding, according to a statement from Weymouth police. Police said he will not be identified because he’s a juvenile.

Around 11 p.m. Saturday, police received reports of a crash on Union Street. A vehicle that had been traveling south on the street struck a telephone pole, other parked vehicles, and a tree, police said. The collision ejected two of the vehicle’s four occupants, including Kate McCarthy, of Weymouth, who was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Dozens of relatives and friends gathered at McCarthy’s family home in South Weymouth over the weekend, according to The Boston Globe. Two high school students who knew McCarthy told the Globe the 15-year-old Archbishop Williams sophomore was a “sweetheart.”

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