• Franklin High School mourning death of senior killed in car crash

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    FRANKLIN, Mass. - The community in Franklin is mourning the loss of a well-known Franklin High School senior who died just months away from graduation.

    Jack Sewell was involved in a car crash in Bellingham on Friday and was pronounced dead on Sunday early afternoon at the Rhode Island Hospital.

    Jack's aunt told Boston 25 News his organs were donated to five different people, which the family said is comforting to know his legacy will live on. 

    Administrators at the school sent out email notifications to parents on Sunday, telling them about the tragedy involving Jack Sewell.

    The email said that grief counselors will be available at the school to help students process the loss of a friend.

    Grief counseling staff became available to students around 4 p.m. on Sunday, and will also be on hand on Monday during school.

    The notification didn't mention the circumstances surrounding Sewell's death.

    On Sunday night, the school sent out another email informing students and parents that, while Jack will be sorely missed, he was an organ donor and was able to save five lives. 

    A friend has set up a GoFundMe page.

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