Although a snowstorm endangered the roads, police otherwise reported only minor problems for travelers.

The first significant snowstorm hit New England this season on Thursday as the amount of the snow storm to hit the place greatly varied. Meanwhile, the local police reported that there were no major collisions due to the weather; they did not consider the fact that a freak snow-related accident killed a 20-year-old man in Groton.

The first fatality was identified as Vincent McGullough resident of Georgia. He was pinned underneath a Kia sedan that he and his friend were trying to push out of snow when the vehicle was stuck in a driveway on Island Road around 3:15 in the morning of Thursday; the police reported.

McGullough was on his way to visit a friend in Groton. He was pronounced dead at Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer. The Middlesex District Attorney’s office ruled the death an accident due to the weather.

Authorities said that the Georgia man died as he was trapped under a friend’s vehicle that he was trying to push of the snow in Massachusetts. His death was an accident.

Police responded to a call from Groton home at about 3:15 a.m. Thursday. When they arrived, they found that the 20-year-old Vincent McCullough of Port Wentworth, Ga. was pinned under a car.

After he was extricated, he was transported to Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer (air) where he died due to his critical injuries.

The Middlesex district attorney’s office told the reporter of the Sun of Lowell that the death has been ruled as an accident. Authorities learned that the victim was visiting his friend in Groton and the two were trying to get a car that was stuck in the snow out of the driveway. Groton is just 30 miles northwest of Boston.

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