A 17-year-old Millbury teen died Friday after sustaining injuries in a Northbridge car crash earlier in the week, police said in a statement.
Jacob Westbury was riding in the rear seat of 17-year-old Benjamin Orphin’s Nissan Altima Tuesday afternoon when Orphin slowed down on Quaker Street because a school bus was passing. according to Northbridge police. Then a Ford F350 pick-up truck driven by another 17-year-old, whose name has not been released, slammed into Orphin’s car from behind, police said.
Westbury was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries on Friday.
Police did not say whether Orphin or the driver of the pickup truck were injured in the accident.
The pickup truck’s driver faces multiple charges, including motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, operating to endanger, and speeding.
Police continue to investigate the incident.Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on twitter @jacktemp