UPDATE: Mansfield Teen Dies in Foxborough Car Crash

Mansfield teen Michaela Smith dead in rollover early Saturday morning.

Friends have identified Saturday morning's crash victim as 16-year-old Mansfield High School junior Michaela Smith.

Foxborough Police released a statement Saturday that said at approximately 3:20 a.m. today they responded to a call reporting an overturned vehicle on Commercial Street near the intersection of Walnut Street.

A second occupant of the vehicle was med flighted to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries.

Foxborough, the Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Section and the Norfolk County District Attorney's office will continue to investigate the crash. At this time speed appears to be a contributing factor.

Grief counselors were on hand on Saturday for students. Many friends decided to drop flowers at the scene of the crash.

MHS principal Michael Connolly said in an email sent out to parents: "Administrators and counselors are working to create a plan for the coming week. Counselors will be available during the week to offer any support for those that may need it. Please be assured that we will do our very best to support our students, staff and school community during this difficult time. Please keep these students and their families in your thoughts as they deal with this tragedy"

Mansfield Fire and Police assisted at the scene.

The name of the surviving passesnger has not yet been released.

xojmo April 17, 2012 at 08:31 PM
P.S. I have every right to comment even if it's tasteless or cruel. I wasn't trying to be cruel. Of course I'm sorry that a mother and father lost their daughter so early in life. But I don't know them, so I cannot pretend to grieve with them. I'm just reading a news story and felt like commenting. I'll be curious to see what the investigation can tell us. (in case you hadn't noticed we are like the only two people who actually comment on the Patch, so chill out)
timothy April 18, 2012 at 09:00 PM
where do we donate money/for crash.p.s old babbysitter
Jeff Sullivan April 19, 2012 at 05:33 PM
From the parents of Michaela: "In lieu of flowers, the Smith family has requested that contributions in Michaela’s memory be made to the Michaela M. Smith Scholarship Fund, care of Mansfield Bank, 80 North Main St., Mansfield, MA 02048."
Dani December 12, 2012 at 07:14 AM
Some people have no class when it comes to these comments. Sad
xojmo December 12, 2012 at 09:36 PM
You should probably look up the definition of sad. If my words (or anyone else's for that matter) make you "sad" then that's pretty pathetic. You should probably be sad about a stupid accident that should probably have been avoided altogether that killed two very young people. THAT is sad. Thanks for chiming in like 8 months later.


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