The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 11, 2008


Two CCHS students involved in tragic car crash

Last Friday evening around 10 p.m., a minivan driven by Concord-Carlisle High School freshman Gregory Woodson, age 16, smashed into a tree on Route 2A not far from the intersection of Old Mass Ave. in Lexington. His passenger, CCHS senior Christopher Hentchel, 18, died at the scene. Woodson was seriously injured.

CCHS Principal Peter Badalament sent an e-mail about the accident to the school community in the early afternoon of Saturday, April 5, offering his thoughts and prayers and also to inform everyone that CCHS would be open on Sunday, April 6, to the school community from 12 to 2 p.m. Staff, students and families were welcome to come in and meet with counselors in the school library.

Hentchel was a DJ on the CCHS Radio Station, WIQH; he also worked at Brine’s Sporting Goods in Concord. He was expected to go to Roger Williams University in Rhode Island in the fall.

The crash is under investigation. The police officer said speed was a factor. Due to Woodson’s age, there is a question whether he was legally driving. ∆

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