January 29, 2012 – Andrew McCann, 17, from New Bedford, Massachusetts, has died as a result of serious personal injuries sustained as a passenger in a single car accident. Julian Reis, 19, was driving the vehicle and Jarrell Ervin was another passenger. According to police, Reis lost control of the vehicle and rolled it over onto the median near exit 4 on Route 140 northbound in New Bedford. McCann was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. The accident occurred at around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday.
All three men were students at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, where McCann starred in football and baseball. McCann was transported to a hospital, where he later died. Both Reis and Ervin were treated at Rhode Island Hospital and released with minor injuries.
No charges have been filed against Reis at this time. The accident remains under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police.
Sources: SouthcoastToday.com, NECN.com