August 22, 2012 – Chad Kierstead, 19, of Plymouth, Massachusetts, has died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained in a single car accident in Kingston. An SUV crashed into utility pole, which caused it to flip over and continued into the nearby woods. It is unclear who was operating the vehicle, but Kierstead and three others were inside of the SUV. The accident occurred on Elm Street in Kingston at around 9:04 p.m. on Monday.
Kierstead was transported by medical helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead early Tuesday morning. Another passenger was flown to Tufts Medical Center. The two remaining passengers were taken by ambulance to South Shore Hospital. All three passengers remain hospitalized, but their conditions are unknown.
Kierstead was a Petty Officer serving aboard the Coast Guard cutter Reliance, based in Kittery, Maine. He had joined the service in August, 2011.
To date, no charges have been filed and the accident remains under investigation by the Kingston Police Department.
Source: Boston Herald