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How four Maine college students killed in crash after car strikes tree, erupts in flames

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Four Maine Maritime Academy students were killed in a car crash in Castine on Saturday after it collided with a tree and burst into flames, according to Main State Police.

Three other students, including the driver, were injured and taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

Brian Kenealy, 20, of York, Maine; Chase Fossett, 21, of Gardiner, Maine; Luke Simpson, 22, of Rockport, Massachusetts; and Riley Ignacio-Cameron, 20, of Aquinnah, Massachusetts were identified as the victims by Main Police.

How four Maine college students killed in crash after car strikes tree, erupts in flames
Four Maine Maritime Academy students were killed in a car crash after it crashed into a tree

Goncalves-Radding, 20, was driving south on Route 166 in a 2013 Range Rover when he lost control and collided with a tree.

The two other people injured in the crash were identified as 20-year-old Noelle Tavares of North Falmouth, Massachusetts, and 20-year-old Dominick Gecoya of Middleton, Massachusetts.

In a statement posted on the school’s website, Maine Maritime Academy President Jerry S. Paul confirmed that four of the school’s students died in the crash, saying, “our community is grieving for these young lives and for their families.”

Maine State Police has launched a full investigation into the crash.

source:summarybio.com