Two teenagers from Killingly, Connecticut, are dead following an early morning crash Saturday. NBC-Connecticut reported the boys crashed just after 1:00 in the morning on Route 44 in Eastford, just before the Pomfret border.
The boys were driving along the dark road when police say the 18-year-old driver of a 2005 Suzuki Forenza sedan lost control of the vehicle. The car skidded out of control before striking a tree and eventually rolling into a swamp. First responders from numerous units, including the Eastford and Pomfret Fire Departments, rushed to the scene but were unable to resuscitate the young men by the time they arrived. By the time the sunset at the scene of the crash the same day, a crowd had gathered to pay respects to the young men, and flowers were placed at the crash site.
Police are still investigating what may have caused the crash.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration says that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for those between the ages of 15 and 20-years-old, and 2 of every 3 teenagers killed in a crash are male.
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