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17-year-old dies as SUV packed with 7 teens crashes into tree in Massachusetts

1 teen killed, 5 injured in Mashpee when SUV hits tree
1 teen killed, 5 injured in Mashpee when SUV hits tree 02:37

MASHPEE - A teenager was killed and five others were hurt in a horrific car crash on Cape Cod early Tuesday morning.

According to Mashpee Police, seven teens were packed into a Toyota RAV4 when it slammed into a tree on Carlton Drive just south of Swain Circle around 2 a.m. Police said the driver lost control of the SUV just before the crash.

Mashpee Police said seven teens were in this Toyota RAV4 when it slammed into a tree on Carlton Drive, June 25, 2024. CBS Boston via David Curran

"All passengers in the vehicle were between the ages of fifteen and seventeen from Mashpee and Falmouth," Mashpee Police Chief Scott Carline said in a video statement.

Nolan Barr killed

Six of them were rushed to local hospitals and two of them had what police described as "life threatening injuries."

One of those two, a 17-year-old boy from Mashpee, later died, authorities said. 

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his family at this time," Carline said.  

His family later identified him as Nolan Barr. His funeral will be held Sunday, according to his obituary.

Nolan Barr Family photo

"You know everybody knows everybody. His parents are wonderful people," said Frances Delgado, who worked with Barr at an assisted living facility.

Barr's classmate, Aiden Chisholm, said, "He was a jokester. Always happy, always smiling."

Mashpee Public Schools released a statement after the crash saying it involved students from Mashpee Middle-High School.

"Our counseling team is at MMHS to provide students, staff, and families with support. More details will be shared when available-and if appropriate. Prayers for all involved," the statement read.

Mashpee residents have been leaving flowers at the site of the crash. There's no word yet on what caused it. 

"This is an active and ongoing investigation and more information will be provided as it becomes available," Carline said. 

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