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3 Students Killed in Rollover Crash in West Brookfield, Massachusetts

Three teens from the same school were killed in a single-car rollover crash in Massachusetts on Tuesday.

The accident was reported around 3:30 p.m. on Douglas Road in West Brookfield. The teens were driving south about a quarter mile from Route 9 when their car left the road, hit a tree and rolled over, according to the Worcester district attorney's office.

Warren police said preliminary reports are that all three of the victims — two girls and a boy — were students at the Quaboag Regional Middle High School in Warren. The school serves both towns.

The victims' names and ages have not been released.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims and the entire population at the school," Warren police said in a statement posted on Facebook. "We are asking that everyone please respect the privacy of the families of the victims."

Grief counselors will be available for students and staff at Quaboag Regional Middle High School on Wednesday, according to the DA.

The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known.

Police asked motorists to avoid the area of the accident as they continue to investigate.

Aerial footage from NBC Boston's Sky Ranger showed a red sedan lying on its side with heavy front end damage. Numerous police and fire vehicles and an ambulance were at the scene.

West Brookfield is located in Worcester County, north of the Massachusetts Turnpike.

The district attorney's office initially identified the victims as two boys and a girl, but has since confirmed two girls and a boy were killed.

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