- Associated Press - Sunday, September 21, 2014

WINCHESTER, Mass. (AP) - Winchester residents are mourning the death of a 17-year-old boy who was the captain of the town high school’s football team.

Hundreds of people gathered Saturday evening at St. Mary’s Church in the northern Boston suburb to remember Patrick Gill, who was killed in a single-car accident Saturday morning.

School Superintendent William McAlduff Jr. says Gill’s death is a devastating loss to the entire community. Grief counseling is being offered at the high school beginning Sunday.

Friends and high school staff say Gill was a talented athlete known for his high energy, laugh and smile.

Police are still investigating the cause of the accident. Authorities say Gill was driving on Manomet Road near High Street when his car went off the road and crashed into a tree.

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