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

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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