Two Needham Teen Girls Die In Car Crash

The town of Needham is mourning the loss of two teenagers who died over the weekend after they were hit by a car while crossing the street on Saturday.

Talia Newfield, 16, died at the hospital Saturday evening, and Adrienne Garrido, 17, died on Sunday, according to the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office.

Newfield and Garrido were, according to investigators, crossing at Webster and Holland streets when they were struck at about 5 p.m. on Saturday. The intersection is near the high school, where both girls were juniors.

Needham Schools Superintendent Dan Gutekanst, in an email to Needham Schools families, said the schools will have support staff on hand all week to help students cope with the loss.

"This evening, I am reminded of a quote from American poet William Cullen Bryant who observed, 'And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief,'" he wrote.

Investigators said they are still looking into the events surrounding the crash.

With additional reporting from WBUR's Newscast Unit.

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