An Auburn Middle School student was killed Friday night in a collision on the Everett Turnpike in New Hampshire.
Kobe Huynh, 14, of Auburn was pronounced dead at the scene following the three-vehicle accident in Merrimack, N.H. He recently had been battling a terminal illness.
Huynh’s father, Nghia Huynh, who was driving the car the teenager was in, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
In a release from the New Hampshire State Police, Trooper Thomas Conlon said Nghia Huynh, 37, of Nashua, was driving southbound in a Mitsubishi 3000 GT, with Kobe Huynh as a passenger, when he lost control of the car.
The vehicle struck the center-median concrete barrier before rolling over into the northbound lane, according to Conlon.
At the same time, Bernd Elsner from Germany was travelling northbound in a Hyundai Sonata when he struck the Mitsubishi in the northbound lane.
Conlon said a third vehicle, a Ford Focus driven by Patricia Poliquin, 55, of Bradford, NH., then struck the Hyundai driven by Elsner.
The impact from Elsner’s Hyundai, according to Conlon, caused the fatal injuries to Kobe Huynh.
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