Newton High School student killed in crash, 3 others injured

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FREDON TOWNSHIP -

Authorities say a weekend crash in Sussex County has killed a teenage girl and left three other teens hospitalized.

Lexi Faye was a passenger in a car that was traveling on Greendale Road in Fredon when it left the roadway and crashed around 5:35 p.m. Saturday. The 17-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

The car's driver, 17-year-old Anthony Burke, and two other passengers - 16-year-old Maria Fiore and 17-year-old Nicholas Chavarria - were all injured in the crash. They were being treated at hospitals for undisclosed injuries, but further details on their conditions were not disclosed.

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Students at Newton High School, which Faye attended, tied a white ribbon with her name around a tree outside the school as they mourn the loss. School officials have brought in counselors and a therapy dog to help the students cope.

Newton School Superintendent Ken Greene says that the entire school district is in mourning.

“Lexi’s mother Joan is a board member and a very active parent in our district and they have three other children – one at the high school, one at the middle school and one in the elementary school,” says Greene.

Faye was a stat keeper for the high school lacrosse team. Players on the team say that she was a happy person and will be dearly missed.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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