TEWKSBURY — Late last Saturday afternoon, Tewksbury resident Ryan Driscoll, 16, was in a car accident on Interstate 93, heading north between 495 and the River Road exit. He lost control of his vehicle, causing it to roll over and crash into a sign post, according to the press release issued by the Massachusetts State Police.
Driscoll died as a result of complications from this accident on Sunday.
Driscoll was a student at Central Catholic High School, where he just completed his junior year last Friday. He was a member of the lacrosse team, who dedicated their playoff game Monday to Driscoll.
In a statement released Monday by Central Catholic, Driscroll was remembered for being a dedicated student-athlete, as well as a kind person.
“Ryan was an exceptional scholar and athlete and a kind, respectful young man who represented all the best qualities of Central Catholic,” it said. “He will be remembered fondly by his friends, classmates, teammates and teachers.”
In a Facebook post from earlier this week, Driscoll’s father, Dennis Driscoll, said that he is seeking contact from those who witnessed the accident, or stopped to help. The post reads:
"I am still looking to speak with anyone that may have witnessed something. According to the state police there were many people who had stopped to help Ryan. I would like to meet and thank you personally."
If you were at the scene of the accident, or know someone who was, please reach out to Dennis Driscoll through his Facebook page.