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Friends Mourn High School Senior Killed on Prom Night in Fall River, Massachusetts

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    Hannah Raposo, an 18-year-old student at Durfee High School in Fall River, Massachusetts, passed away after crashing the car she was driving to prom on Route 24 in the city Friday evening. At the city's Boys and Girls Club, friends gathered to grieve. (Published Saturday, June 4, 2016)

    Friends are mourning the death of a Massachusetts high school senior who was killed on the night of her prom.

    Hannah Raposo, an 18-year-old student at Durfee High School in Fall River, passed away after crashing the car she was driving to prom on Route 24 in the city Friday evening.

    Raposo was very loved by her friends at the Fall River Boys and Girls Club.

    "We have no clue, thank God, on how to cope with a situation like this and what do you do," said Peter McCarthy, the club's director. "My teen director decided to open up the club and see if anyone showed up."

    The victim was reportedly not wearing her seat belt.

    "Some of the kids that are over here were at the prom, waiting for her to come," McCarthy said. "It's just beyond sadness."

    Dominic Kane said his classmate was one of the nicest people he'd ever met.

    "I was new at Durfee sophomore year. My first day in class, she told me to sit next to her," Kane said. "She's just the type of person that you want to be around."

    McCarthy says Raposo was just given the Youth of the Year Award.

    "Out of thousands of kids who come here every year, Hannah was the kid, the top kid," he said.

    Now the place she made so many memories at is the place where her friends are coming to grieve.

    "It just shows you a lot, that we have that family here at the Boys and Girls Club and in the city that will help them cope," said McCarthy.

    There was a male passenger in the vehicle with Raposo. He was wearing his seat belt and is in stable condition.


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