Four Maine Maritime Academy college students killed in SUV crash close to campus

Four school college students have died and three others have been injured after the SUV they have been in crashed early Saturday within the Maine city of Castine, authorities stated.

Jerry Paul, president of the Maine Maritime Academy, the place all seven attended, stated in a press release that he is devastated. The varsity is providing counseling to college students, school, and employees members who might have it, he stated.

“Our group is grieving for these younger lives and for his or her households,” Paul stated.

Maine State Cops who responded to the crash right into a roadside tree simply after 2 a.m. found 4 folks useless contained in the 2013 Vary Rover, company spokesperson Shannon Moss stated in a press release.

The 4 have been preliminarily 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., based on the assertion.

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

The car was headed south when it left a roadway, struck a tree, and burst into flames, Moss stated.

The motive force and two different passengers, all 20 years outdated, survived and have been hospitalized with accidents not regarded as life-threatening, the company stated.

All seven have been college students on the academy, a circa-1941 state college that prepares college students for careers in abroad transportation, the Navy, and different ocean-oriented pursuits. The establishment, with coaching vessels at its disposal, affords levels starting from affiliate to grasp’s.

Castine, about 35 miles south of Bangor, Maine, has a inhabitants of about 1,100 residents, barely greater than the academy’s pupil physique.