1 killed, 1 seriously injured in Port Chester crash

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A.J. Ross reports from Port Chester. (WABC)

One teen was killed and another is in critical condition after a one-car accident in Port Chester.

Tire tire tracks show where the teen's Mustang lost control, slamming into a nearby tree.

Students and loved ones have been gathering around the accident site silently praying and leaning onto one another through their unbearable grief.

It's very evident there is no measure for the loss this Port Chester community is feeling tonight.

An afternoon joyride took a devastating turn for two Port Chester High School students.

Friday their Mustang suddenly lost control and slammed into a tree along College Avenue.

"I got a phone call saying there was an accident and that there was a boy and girl and the guy passed away," a student said.

Police say a male student was behind the wheel with a female passenger. Eyewitness News believes that we know their identities, but are awaiting official confirmation.

When medics arrived, the male driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while the female passenger was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

"Pretty sad because they're students from our school," a student said.

"Later I found out that the girl, she's one of my best friends, I've known her since elementary school," said Kevin Aguilar, a friend of the female victim.

Kevin Aguilar has been longtime friends the female victim and says she excels in track and soccer.

Meanwhile, several others who later gathered at the scene for a vigil call the male victim a great kid who will truly be missed.

Just what caused the accident remains under investigation, but police are questioning if speed and another car could have been factors.

"We're here for you, we're praying for you that you're going to be alright see your family, you know we have your back," a friend said.

"He's going to be in my prayers too," a student said.

Port Chester Schools say grief counseling will be available Saturday at the high school between 10 and 11 a.m. and all of next week.
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