Blizzard 2015: New York Teen Dead Following Sledding Accident

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A 17-year-old teen on Long Island died in a sledding accident, authorities said, marking the first death reported in the blizzard striking the northeastern United States.

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According to the Suffolk County Police Department, the accident happened at 10 p.m. Monday in the town of Huntington. The teen and two friends were taking turns snow-tubing when one of the teens lost control and struck a light pole, police said.

The teen was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

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