Vigil honors Swansea teen killed in crash

This is a contributed photo of Ethan Kielec.

SWANSEA, Mass. (WLNE) — A vigil took place Thursday for a Swansea teen that was killed in a crash last week.

The vigil, which included a candle lighting in remembrance of 17-year-old Ethan Kielec, happened at Swansea Veterans Memorial Park.

A vigil held in remembrance of Ethan Kielec in Swansea, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. (WLNE)

It was hosted by Swansea’s Boy Scouts of America Troop 303, at which he was a member.

Several people spoke at the vigil, including Kielec’s father.

“My first thought was ‘oh my god, how am I going to handle this’,” Matthew Kielec said. “Ethan was an amazing kid, he was my little bud.”

Police responded at about 11 p.m. Friday to a single-car crash on Marvel Street.

The driver, later identified as Kielec, was dead at the scene.


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