New Hampshire State Police say autopsies show the four young men who died in a car accident were killed instantly and that speed was a contributing factor.
It’s still not clear when the crash happened. Police also said Tuesday that only one person, the driver, Jeffrey Levesque, was wearing a seatbelt.
Their mangled car was found Sunday off Interstate 293 in Manchester, 37 hours after they were last spotted in a bar and 16 hours after they were reported missing.
Police said toxicology reports will be forthcoming.
The victims were three childhood friends – 24-year-old Levesque and Alex DeFreitas, both of Londonderry; 25-year-old Chase Abreu of Pelham – and Levesque’s friend and co-worker, 25-year-old Jesse Pena of Lowell, Mass.