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Long Island teen dies after striking pole while sledding, police say

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HUNTINGTON, Long Island (PIX11) -- Authorities are investigating a sledding accident during which a teen was killed on Long Island during the first major snowstorm of the year.

Suffolk County police said three 17-year-olds were taking turns snow tubing down Chester Court about 10 p.m. Monday when one of them, Sean Urda, hopped on the tube, apparently lost control and struck a light pole.

Urda was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Elwood community has already started a go-fund-me page account for his family. Click here to donate: http://www.gofundme.com/kxbmu4