Marblehead High School student-athlete killed in roadway crash

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The community of Marblehead, Massachusetts is mourning the loss of a high school student who was just months away from graduating and continuing to play college football. Marblehead Police Chief Dennis King, said James Galante, 18, of Marblehead, died of his injuries. suffered in a car accident on the city’s roadway early Friday morning. Officers responded to a report of a vehicle that left the causeway at 3 a.m. Friday and they, along with firefighters, found that vehicle – about halfway down the causeway on the harbor side – with extensive damage and one person inside. The crash victim, later identified as Galante, received medical treatment at the scene and was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with serious life-threatening injuries. King said Galante died of his injuries on Friday afternoon.” This is sure to have a big impact on our tight-knit community and we are working closely with the Marblehead School District to ensure they are supported in the in the days and weeks ahead,” King said in a statement. He had a magical senior season as the Marblehead Magicians beat Thanksgiving rival Swampscott High on a last-second field goal and capped a perfect 12- 0 with a thrilling Division 3 Super Bowl win over North Attleborough High.Days before the crash, recall club Marblehead High School announced via Facebook that Galante would continue his football career at Denison University, a NCAA Division III program in Granville, Ohio Flowers are left at the base of a lamp post on the pavement in Marblehead in memory of Galante. honoring Galante was held Saturday night on the Marblehead High School campus, including a candlelit memorial on Piper Field, the home ground of the Marblehead Magicians football team. “I have no doubt that our Marblehead community will come together to support the Galante family through their unimaginable grief,” Dr. John Bukey, Principal of Marblehead Public Schools, said in a statement. The Marblehead Police Detective Division and Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section are investigating to determine what factors may have led to the crash. King said investigations of this nature take time and it may be weeks before a final report on the crash is completed. “On a personal note, I have a daughter who is a senior in high school. My wife and I are heartbroken for the Galante family as we reflect and move towards the end of her high school years as they should. do it,” King said in a follow-up statement. “I can only offer my family’s sincere condolences and the assurance that we will carry out a full and thorough investigation.” Detective Sergeant. Sean Brady or Detective Theresa Gay.

The community of Marblehead, Massachusetts is mourning the loss of a high school student who was just months away from graduating and continuing to play college football.

Marblehead Police Chief Dennis King said 18-year-old James Galante of Marblehead died of injuries he sustained in a car crash on the town’s carriageway early Friday morning.

Officers responded to a report of a vehicle leaving the carriageway at 3am on Friday and they, along with firefighters, found that vehicle – about halfway down the harbor side carriageway – with extensive damage and one person inside.

The crash victim, later identified as Galante, received medical treatment at the scene and was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with serious life-threatening injuries.

King said Galante died of his injuries on Friday afternoon.

“This is sure to have a big impact on our tight-knit community and we are working closely with the Marblehead School District to ensure they are supported in the days and weeks ahead,” King said in a statement.

Galante played running back, cornerback, and punter for the Marblehead High football team. He had a magical senior season as the Marblehead Magicians beat Thanksgiving rival Swampscott High on a last-second basket and capped a perfect 12-0 record with a thrilling Division 3 Super Bowl win over North Attleborough High.

Days before the crash, the Marblehead High School recall club announced via Facebook that Galante would continue his football career at Denison University, an NCAA Division III program in Granville, Ohio.

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Marblehead’s James Galante avoids a tackle during a punt return during the Division 3 Elite 8 playoff football game against Masconomet at Marblehead High School on Friday 12th November 2021.

Flowers are left at the base of a lamp post on Marblehead Causeway in memory of Galante.

A vigil honoring Galante was held Saturday night on the Marblehead High School campus, including a candlelit memorial on Piper Field, the home ground of the Marblehead Magicians football team.

“I have no doubt that our Marblehead community will come together to support the Galante family through their unimaginable grief,” Dr. John Bukey, Superintendent of Marblehead Public Schools, said in a statement.

Two women visit a memorial on the causeway in Marblehead, Massachusetts, that s was left in honor of 18-year-old James Galante, a town x20;native who died of injuries he sustained in a road accident.

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Two women visit a pavement memorial in Marblehead, Massachusetts, which was left in honor of 18-year-old James Galante, a town native who died of injuries sustained in a pavement accident.

The Marblehead Police Detective Division and the Massachusetts State Police Crash Analysis and Reconstruction Section are investigating to determine factors that may have led to the accident. King said investigations of this nature take time and it may be weeks before a final report on the crash is completed.

“On a personal note, I have a daughter who is a senior in high school. My wife and I are heartbroken for the Galante family as we reflect and move towards the end of her high school years, as they should. do,” King said in a follow-up statement. “I can only offer my family’s sincere condolences and the assurance that we will carry out a full and thorough investigation.”

Anyone who may have information about the accident is asked to call the Marblehead Police Department at 781-631-1212 and ask to speak to Detective Sergeant. Sean Brady or Detective Theresa Gay.

Marblehead senior James Galante makes a cut to gain more yardage against Concord- Carlisle in the first game of his senior season on Sept. 10, 2021.

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Marblehead senior James Galante makes a cut to gain more yardage against Concord-Carlisle in his senior season opener on September 10, 2021.
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