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Manchester police investigating after crash kills 3 teens

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MANCHESTER -- Manchester Police say that three teens have died following a fiery crash Saturday morning on Center Street.

The crash happened Saturday morning around 1:20 a.m. Police said that the car was traveling eastbound on Center Street (Rt 44) and crashed into a utility pole in front of 600 Center Street. The car caught on fire and became completely engulfed. Police at this time say they don't know if alcohol was a factor.

There were five people total in the car, two were taken to CCMC for non-life threatening injuries, while the three people in the rear were killed.

A neighbor said that cars speed by all the time.

"I've walked my dogs day and night and I see cars speeding through here, and seeing lots of near misses and sometimes come out and expected to find a crunched car."

He went on to say that a lot of people don't know that the curve is there.  Despite that, the neighbor said that it's a safe neighborhood.

The victims ages ranged from 17-18 years old.

Manchester Superintendent of Schools, Matt Gearay released the following statement:

Early this morning there was a tragic accident that took the lives of one current student student at MHS as well as two former students. At this time, the names of those killed have not been officially released. The crisis team is at the school and there will be support available today until 3:00 PM. We are also adding staff to tonight’s prom to be sure that we are supporting all students.

Once additional information becomes available, I will pass it along. We are also gathering lists of siblings so that we can get that info out to you ASAP.

In the meantime, please keep these students and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call Officer Moss at 860-645-5560.

Say with FOX61 as this story develops.

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