EAST MACHIAS — Washington Academy in East Machias has canceled classes today so students can attend the funeral of a classmate killed in a car accident.

Sixteen-year-old Francis Finn of Whiting was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by 20-year-old Aaron Foss on Sunday when Foss lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree and a utility pole. Police say Finn was killed instantly. Foss was hospitalized with minor injuries.

State police say the accident involved alcohol and excessive speed. No charges have been filed.

Judson McBrine, head of school at Washington Academy, tells the Bangor Daily News that many students have taken advantage of one-on-one grief counseling sessions offered by the school.


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