ONE DEAD, ONE INJURED AFTER NAPLES MAINE CRASH

by Gair on November 26, 2012

THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS A 17-YEAR-OLD BOY FROM MASSACHUSETTS DIED LATE FRIDAY NIGHT AND HIS 15-YEAR-OLD BROTHER WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER THE CAR THEY WERE RIDING IN CRASHED ON ROUTE 35 IN NAPLES.

CAPT. SHAWN O’LEARY SAYS SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES AND NAPLES FIRE RESCUE PERSONNEL WERE CALLED SHORTLY AFTER 11 P.M. AND FOUND THE 2001 VW JETTA HAD HIT A TREE NEAR A CURVE AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED.

THE DRIVER – IDENTIFIED AS JOSHUA BONNELL OF BROADWAY ST. IN HAVERHILL WAS PRONOUNED DEAD AT THE SCENE. HE WAS NOT WEARING A SEATBELT. HIS PASSENGER, HIS YOUNGER BROTHER AUSTIN BONNELL – WAS WEARING HIS SEATBELT BUT WAS PARTIALLY EJECTED FROM THE CAR AND HAD TO BE CUT OUT OF IT.

AUSTIN WAS LATER FLOWN TO CENTRAL MAINE MEDICAL CENTER IN LEWISTON WITH SERIOUS, BUT NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES, THAT INCLUDED TWO BROKEN LEGS AND A CONCUSSION.

O’LEARY SAYS EXCESSIVE SPEED WAS A FACTOR IN THE CRASH BUT ALCOHOL WAS NOT.

THE INVESTIGATION OF THE CRASH CONTINUES.

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