Three teens killed in vehicle crash in central New Brunswick: principal

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A single-vehicle crash in central New Brunswick has claimed the lives of three teenaged boys.
     
RCMP say the collision happened shortly before 2:30 a.m., when a car travelling northbound on Route 8 in Blackville left the road and struck a retaining wall.
     
Police say all three occupants were ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.
     
The victims have been identified as a 17-year-old from nearby White Rapids, N.B., and a 16-year-old and 17-year-old, both from Blackville.
     
The village is about 40 kilometres southwest of Miramichi, N.B., and home to about 950 people. Route 8 is the main street through Blackville.
     
Rodney Buggie, the principal at Blackville School, says two of the boys were in Grade 12 and the other graduated in June.