Mount View High School student dies in morning crash

Posted:  Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 2:45pm

MONTVILLE — A young Liberty man died this morning, Dec. 6, while driving to school.

Waldo County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday afternoon that at approximately 8 a.m., the Waldo County Regional Communications Center received a telephone call reporting a single-vehicle crash on North Mountain Valley Highway in Montville near the intersections of Randlett and Morse roads.

Despite immediate life-saving measures on the part of good samaritans and first responders, Riley Boulay, 16, of Liberty succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Riley Boulay was a student at Mount View High School in Thorndike and was on his way to school when the crash occurred.

Speed appears to be the primary contributing factor in the crash, the Sheriff’s Office said, in a news release. Riley Boulay was traveling north when he apparently lost control of his 2001 Volkswagen Beetle,  left the roadway to the left, and struck multiple trees, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Administrators and staff of Mount View School assembled crisis teams to help students, families and community members cope with this tragedy. All after school activities have been cancelled today. The Mount View High School will remain open until 7 p.m. this evening to make those services available.

Waldo County Sheriff's deputies, along with Montville and Freedom Fire and Liberty Rescue, and a Belfast paramedic all responded to the scene. 

The crash remains under investigation by the Waldo County Sheriff's Office with Deputy Kevin Littlefied as primary investigator.