LEOMINSTER — The 16-year-old girl from Ayer who was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Route 190 North in Leominster last Thursday has been identified.
A family member identified the girl as Krystal Mello to MassLive. The family has set up a GoFundMe to cover the funeral expenses for the girl, who is said to have been both funny and ebullient. So far, the family’s GoFundMe page has surpassed their fundraising goal of $10,000, as of Oct. 12, the page has raised $20,657.
According to Massachusetts State Police, the three other occupants of the vehicle were seriously injured, i.e.: an 18-year-old male from Shirley, believed to have been the operator, was transported to Leominster Hospital, a 16-year-old girl from Shirley was transported to UMass Hospital-Lakeside, and an 18-year-old male from Bolton, was transported to UMass Hospital-Lakeside.
According to State Police, the preliminary investigation indicates that the aforementioned individuals were in a Mustang heading northbound in the right lane of Route 190 in Leominster at around 7:10 p.m. last Thursday. The Mustang spun off the road when the driver lost control of the car as he moved into the left lane.
Although the cause of the crash remains under investigation, police say excessive speed is a possible contributing factor to the crash.