Blizzard 2015: New York Teen Dead Following Sledding Accident

The 17-year-old was snow-tubing with friends when he lost control, police said.

January 27, 2015, 4:42 AM

— -- 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.

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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