DORCHESTER (CBS) – Three young adults were killed in a crash on Morrissey Boulevard early Tuesday morning.
Two men and a woman were in a car heading northbound at Pope’s Hill when the driver lost control around 4:30 a.m.
State police say the car left the road between two guardrail sections, continued up a short grassy embankment, rolled over, and struck the concrete bridge abutment before landing on its roof.
All three people inside were trapped.
They were pulled out of the wreck by the fire department.
Two men, ages 19 and 20, died at the scene. A 19-year-old woman was rushed to Boston Medical Center, were she was pronounced dead.
Their names have not been released, but relatives identified them to WBZ-TV as 19-year-old Samantha Pinson, 19-year-old Paul Reagan, and 20-year-old John Carter.
Police believe speed was likely a factor in the crash.
State Police say the occupants were not wearing seat belts. There was no evidence of alcohol consumption found in the vehicle, but police say they had just left a party on Minot Street and are investigating whether it was a factor.
“It was horrific, it was terrible,” Jennifer Callanan told WBZ-TV.
Callanan was working the overnight shift at a nearby Dunkin’ Donuts when she heard the crash and called 911.
“I still have the chills to this moment, seeing that car.”
Callanan said all three victims are from Neponset.
Morrissey Boulevard was closed at Neponset Circle for hours after the crash. Traffic was diverted to Route 93 northbound.