4 Stoughton HS Students Dead, 1 Injured In East Bridgewater Rollover Crash

Four teenage boys were killed and another was injured in a rollover crash in East Bridgewater Saturday afternoon.

The Plymouth district attorney's office says the crash happened after the group's car slammed into a tree on Route 106. Three of the four victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

On Sunday, the district attorney's office identified the victims as Christopher Desir, 17, of Brockton; Eric Sarblah, 17, of Stoughton; and Nick Joyce, 16, of Stoughton. David Bell, 17, of Stoughton, was transported to Brockton Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The 17-year-old driver of the vehicle — who remains to be identified — was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton, before being transported to Boston Medical Center for treatment.

Stoughton High School principal Julie Miller released a letter Sunday morning that identified the five victims as students of the school:

Stoughton Public Schools Superintendent Marguerite Rizzi says the town is committed to helping the community through this traumatic event. "This is not something you heal from quickly," Rizzi said Sunday. "The recovery is long. We will be available for everyone for as long as they need us."

Carly Williams said she was friends with the students involved in the crash. She said the news was devastating.

"It just hurt like a lot, it was unbelievable to be honest. I just couldn’t believe it happened, like all the memories just flashed through my brain, all the memories I had with them at school," she said.

Williams said she spoke to the driver of the crash a week earlier. She said teenagers need to take driving more seriously.

"I just think more kids need to be careful. I think kids get excited when they drive and they’re just so like, 'I have a car!' And they’re excited and they need to be more careful and pay attention to what they’re doing instead of being so excited," Williams said.

Cruz provided details of the crash in a press release Saturday. Cruz says the investigation is ongoing:

With reporting by WBUR's Simón Rios.

This article was originally published on May 20, 2018.


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