Four Maine Maritime Academy students killed in SUV crash

Four Maine Maritime Academy students killed in SUV crash

4 Maine Maritime Academy college students had been killed and three others had been injured when their SUV crashed right into a tree and burst into flames early Saturday morning, a day after courses ended for the semester, authorities stated.

The driving force and two different passengers — all college students — survived the fiery crash, which passed off simply after 2 a.m. in Castine.

The 4 deceased college students have been recognized as Brian Kenealy, 20, of York, Maine; Chase Fossett, 21, of Gardiner, Maine; Luke Simpson, 22, of Rockport, Mass. and Riley Ignacio-Cameron, 20, of Aquinnah, Mass., in response to the state medical expert’s workplace.

Police stated the 2013 Vary Rover was touring south on Route 166, also called Shore Street, when it veered off the highway and struck a tree.

Shore Street was closed for eight hours following the devastating accident.

The driving force and two passengers had been delivered to the hospital to be handled for non life-threatening accidents, state police spokesperson Shannon Moss stated.

The 2 survivors who had been passengers had been recognized as Noelle Tavares, of North Falmouth, Massachusetts, and Dominick Gecyoa, 20, of Middletown, Massachusetts.

Officers stated Joshua Goncalves-Radding, 20, of North Babylon, New York, was driving the SUV on the time of the accident, in response to CBS Boston.

Jerry Paul, the President of the Maine Maritime Academy the place the seven had been college students, stated grief counselors will probably be out there to college students, college and workers members.

“Our neighborhood is grieving for these younger lives and for his or her households. Whereas we now have misplaced beloved members of our pupil physique, tonight there are 4 households who’ve misplaced their youngsters. I ask for continued respect and privateness of our Maine Maritime household. Please maintain these younger individuals near your hearts and in your prayers.”

The tragic accident passed off lower than 24 hours after courses wrapped up for the semester, and simply earlier than finals had been scheduled to start subsequent week.

Maine Maritime Academy is a public, four-year school of about 950 college students with areas of examine together with engineering, administration, science, and transportation.

Investigators are working to find out the reason for the crash.

With Put up wires.

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