SCARBOROUGH — Grief counselors will be available throughout the day Monday as Scarborough High School mourns the death of a member of its senior class.

Superintendent of Schools David Doyle  confirmed tonight that Stephen Delano, a senior, has died as the result of injuries he suffered in a Saturday night car crash.

Another passenger in the vehicle, Kevin Grondin, who graduated in January, is hospitalized at Maine Medical Center. Grondin is in critical condition, but is expected to recover.

The boys and their dates – students at Gorham High School –  were on their way to a prom at Gorham High School Saturday night when their vehicle was struck by a tanker truck around 5:30 p.m.

Scarborough police said the boys’ vehicle pulled out of Scarborough Downs onto Payne Road and the truck hit it broadside. The truck pushed the car about 100 feet down the road and over an embankment. The car landed on its roof. Delano, Grondin and their dates were taken to Maine Medical Center.

The girls, whose names were not available, suffered minor injuries. Delano is an organ donor.

“We are all saddened by the loss of one of students,” Patricia Conant, Scarborough High School’s principal, said. “But we want to encourage everyone to come to school and not stay home. My fear is that if a student were to stay home, they could be depressed and that could put them in an even more tenuous situation.”



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