Saturday, 2:15 PM
2 teens killed in Middleborough crash
By Andrew Ryan, Globe Staff
Two teenagers were killed in a car wreck early this morning in Middleborough when the 18-year-old behind the wheel was apparently driving too fast, police said.
|Brian McMahon (Family Photo)|
The teenagers died on Purchase Street when the driver "failed to negotiate a curve in the road," Middleborough Police said in a statement this afternoon. The 1996 Saturn rammed into a tree just before 7 a.m. not far from the home of a 17-year-old sitting in the passenger seat.
"Speed, inclement weather and driving inexperience appear to be factors in the crash," police said in the press release.
Both teens died at the scene. Police identified the driver as Joseph W. DeYoung and the passenger as Brian McMahon.
School Superintendent Robert M. Sullivan said in a statement that both teenagers were seniors at Middleborough High School. "Our sympathy and prayers go out to their families and classmates," he said. "Please keep the families of our deceased students in your thoughts and prayers."
The school will offer counseling and support services for students and staff when it opens on Friday, he said.
The crash remains under investigation.