March 2, 2010 – Paul Hanley, 17, from Westwood, Massachusetts and a senior at Westwood High School, has died as a result of serious personal injuries sustained in a single car crash in Norwood. According to the Norwood Police Department, black ice caused Hanley to lose control of his 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Hanley’s passengers, a 17 year old male and a 19 year old male, were both injured in the crash. The accident occurred near Winter Street at around 12:17 a.m. on Sunday.
Apparently, after the Jeep slid on the ice, it collided with a utility pole and then a stone wall. Hanley and the passenger in the back seat had to be extricated from the vehicle. Hanley was pronounced dead at the scene. One passenger was taken by ambulance to Caritas Norwood Hospital and the other was transported by ambulance to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Police are unsure if there were other factors involved in the accident besides the ice. The crash remains under investigation by the Norwood Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police.
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