A 17 year old male resident of Wareham is hospitalized following a one-car crash early Saturday. The crash happened around 4:30am on County Road.

Police Chief Kevin Walsh says the car appeared to be traveling at a high rate of speed when it crashed into several trees near 491 County Road.

The operator was found lying on the road with obvious injuries. He was transported to Rhode Island Hospital and is listed in serious condition. The victim's name has not been released.

Chief Walsh says officers had been pursuing the car minutes early after it allegedly sideswiped another vehicle. Police ended the chase when the suspect vehicle headed westbound on County Road at a high rate of speed. The crash happened moments later.

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