Amherst

Amherst Teen Killed After Car Slams Into Telephone Pole

Five injured passengers were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment

A young man was killed and several others were injured in a car crash involving a telephone pole late Thursday night in Amherst, Massachusetts, authorities announced.

Sayhan Islam, 19, of Amherst, was driving on North East Street in Amherst when his car went off the road and struck a telephone pole around 11:30 p.m., according to a press release from the Northwestern District Attorney's Office.

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Nearby residents heard the crash and called 911.

Islam was killed in the crash. Five passengers in his car were injured in the collision and taken to nearby hospitals for treatment, the district attorney said.

Officials did not say why Islam's car went off the road.

An investigation is active and ongoing by Amherst police along with Massachusetts State Police troopers assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, troopers with the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and State Police Crime Scene Services Section.

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