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Father Of Teen Victim In Fatal I-93 Crash Asks Witnesses To Come Froward

Jun 10, 2019 04:01PM ● By Bill Gilman
The father of a Tewksbury 16-year-old, who died as the result of injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash, Saturday in Andover, is asking for witnesses to the accident to come forward.
Ryan Driscoll, an Honor Roll student and member of the varsity lacrosse team at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, died early Sunday at Leahy Medical Center in Burlington.
According to State Police investigators, at around 5 p.m. Saturday, Driscoll had been driving a 2018 Mitsubishi SUV northbound on I-93, when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to travel off the right side of the roadway before rolling over and crashing into a signpost.
Driscoll was initially transported to Lawrence General Hospital before being transferred to the Leahy Trauma Unit.
His father, Dennis Driscoll, took to Facebook Monday to ask for witnesses to the accident to come forward. He said he is looking for answers as to what caused the accident and is also hoping to thank Good Samaritans, who he has been told stayed with his son after the crash until first responders arrived.
"I am still looking to speak with anyone that may have witnessed something, " he wrote, in part. "According to the state police there we many people who had stopped to help Ryan. I would like to meet and thank you personally. I would also like to thank the members of Andover fire who aided Ryan. It’s comforting to know that Ryan was not alone in his final moments.
I have very quickly learned that Ryan touched many lives in a very short period of time. If you have any info good or bad please reach out."
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by State Police.
The Central Catholic lacrosse team is scheduled to play at St. John's Prep in a Division 1 North semifinal Monday night. A moment of silence will be held before the game.
In a statement released on the Central Catholic Twitter account, school officials mourned the death of Driscoll and described him as a model scholar-athlete.

"Our CCHS community is heartbroken and deeply saddened by the loss of Ryan Driscoll, a beloved member of the Class of 2020. Ryan was an exceptional scholar and athlete and a kind, respectful young man who represented all the best qualities of Central Catholic."
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