15-Year-Old Killed in Maine Crash

The single-car accident happened on Route 156 on Sunday morning

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A teenager was killed in a crash in Phillips, Maine, on Sunday.

Maine State Police said the Franklin County Regional Communications Center received a call around 8 a.m. Sunday for a single car crash on Route 156.

They said a 15-year-old male passenger was killed in the crash. His name has not been released.

The driver of the car, 18-year-old Benjamin Carrol of Dixfield, and a second passenger, 18-year-old Charlie Billings, of Carthage, were taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital with what police said were serious injuries.

State police said their preliminary investigation suggests that Carrol was driving a 2002 Nissan Maxima when the car went off the right side of the road and hit several large trees.

Speed is considered to be a contributing factor in the crash, police said, but the accident remains under investigation.

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