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Brenna Caisse Obituary: North Andover student killed in Lawrence car accident will be remembered for her “infections smile”

Brenna Caisse Car Accident: North Andover student killed in Lawrence car accident will be remembered for her “infections smile.”

Three other students were hurt in a collision that occurred on Thursday night on Interstate 495 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, which resulted in the death of a North Andover high school student, according to police and school authorities.

The Massachusetts State Police said that the driver, who was 18 years old, passed away after being struck by other cars on the highway. Three teens who were riding in the SUV suffered minor injuries; one of them, a 17-year-old, was thrown from the car after the driver.

Superintendent of North Andover Public Schools Gregg Gilligan said in a statement on Friday that the driver was Brenna Caisse, a 12th grader at North Andover High School, and that the other three occupants of the vehicle were also students.

At approximately 9:17 p.m., close to Route 114, the 2005 GMC Envoy carrying the teens and a Dodge Ram pickup truck towing a camper crashed, according to the police. The driver lost control of the vehicle as the SUV swerved into the pickup’s lane, colliding with the camper.

According to authorities, the SUV veered off the road, struck the guard rail, tumbled down the hill, and caught fire.

“This is a tragedy for the Caisse family, our school, and the North Andover community. Our thoughts are with the Caisse family and the families of the other students involved in the accident,” North Andover High School Principal Chet Jackson said in a statement.

“Brenna had tremendous connections with staff and students at North Andover High School. Our School Crisis Response Team met this morning to outline supports for our students and staff. North Andover High School will be open tomorrow, Saturday, November 11th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with counseling resources available for our staff and students. We advise all staff and students who plan on coming to the high school to use the faculty parking lot at the trackside entrance of the high school. Additionally, we will have psychologists, social workers, and counselors available for staff and students on Monday, November 13th when we return to school.”