Two men in their 20s were killed early Sunday morning after the car they were in crashed into a tree in Brockton, Massachusetts, the Plymouth County District Attorney announced.
A preliminary investigation reveals a 23-year-old Brockton man was driving an Infiniti sedan around 1:25 a.m. Sunday in the area of 200 Main St. when he tried to pass another vehicle on the right side.
Brockton police say the driver lost control and veered left crossing the marked yellow lines before crashing into the tree.
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"They must've hit that hard because if somebody dies, you know something bad happened," plow driver Wayne Cabeceiras said.
The driver, who was trapped inside the sedan, was pronounced dead on the scene. He was later identified as Damean Amado Abreau.
His passenger, a 21-year-old man, also from Brockton, was ejected through the passenger window. He was taken to Brockton Hospital where he later died from his injuries. The district attorney identified him as Adenilzo Lopes.
"He had a son. He always used to be with his son, take him out places," one friend said of one of the victims. "He was really the backbone of his family, he was trying to support his mother, his family and stuff like that."
It's unclear if snowy road conditions contributed to the double fatal crash.
The exact cause of the crash remains under investigation by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney's office.