September 12, 2015
On Friday September 11th, 2015, at approximately 6:10PM, the Canton Police Department received a call for a motor vehicle accident on Chapel St. Canton Police personnel who arrived on scene observed a serious single car accident (06 Jeep Commander) that involved a sole occupant. Based on preliminary information, it appears that the operator was partially ejected from the vehicle and as a result, suffered serious injuries.
Canton Police officers, in conjunction with members of the Massachusetts State Police reconstruction team, are investigating the incident.
The victim has been identified as 16 year old Paul O’Brien of Canton. He was transported to Norwood Hospital where we are saddened to report that he has succumbed to his injuries.
Canton High School opened at 9AM and Canton Police School Resource Officers, grief counselors and school staff are on hand to support the student body. The family requests that students not go their residence and we request that their privacy be respected during this difficult time.