A Newark Valley High School senior died and three other students were hurt when the vehicle they were in slammed into a tree.

Authorities said the crash happened on Bailey Hollow Road in the town of Newark Valley shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday.

According to the Tioga County Sheriff's Office, the car had been traveling eastbound when it left the roadway and struck the tree.

The 17-year-old driver of the vehicle and three passengers were injured. All were taken to Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City.

Investigators said one passenger - 18-year-old Connor VanZile - died at the hospital.

All of those in the car were Newark Valley residents. The names and conditions of the other students were not released by the sheriff's office.

Newark Valley school superintendent Timothy Calice informed school district students and residents of the crash in a social media post.

Calice wrote that the "profound impact of this news has left our close-knit community in shock and grief-stricken."

The superintendent said the school district will offer counseling "to any student in need."

In a statement posted online, a woman wrote that she is "fundraising for my little brother" who died in a car crash "with his best friends by his side."

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