BROCKTON (CBS/AP) — Two Brockton men died in Massachusetts early Sunday morning after the car they were driving in struck a tree. It happened around 1:25 a.m.
Officials say the car had been traveling north on Main Street in Brockton when the driver lost control and the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
Police found the 23-year-old driver, Damean Amado Abreau, trapped inside an Infiniti sedan. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Twenty-one-year-old Adenilzo Lopes was in the front seat. He was ejected through the passenger side window. According to the D.A., he was rushed to Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital where he later died.
Initial investigation shows the Infiniti was trying to pass another car on the right side when the driver lost control, veered left over the marked yellow lines, and crashed into a tree.
The family told WBZ-TV the two men were cousins.
“The family is definitely trying to pull it together and try to just take it one day at a time right now because it’s tough,” said Edna Pina. “Two cousins passing away in a car accident, it’s sad.”
Candles, flowers, and teddy bears were placed at the scene of the crash.
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