Mass. Police investigating tread failure as possible cause of fatal Route 24 crash

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AVON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) Massachusetts State Police are investigating whether or not tread failure on a back tire caused the rollover crash that killed a 12-year-old Norton girl.

In a press release on Friday night, investigators say that preliminary reports suggest the 2004 Chevrolet's right rear tire experienced tread failure on Route 24. This is believed to have caused the car to veer from the left lane to the middle lane before the tire finally came off causing the car to veer out of control.

The Thursday evening crash killed 12-year-old Angel Pina of Norton. When emergency responders arrived to the scene, they found Angel lying in the highway.

Angel was a fifth grader at the H.A. Yelle School and was scheduled to attend Norton Middle School this fall.

Two others, 36-year-old Sandra Oullette and 21-year-old Stephanie Rogers, were taken to Boston Medical Center. Their conditions have not been updated.

Norton Public Schools will make school counselors available for students on Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Yelle School.