Officials identify four teenagers killed in deadly crash

A Massachusetts State Trooper looks at the wreckage of a car that trapped five teenagers in East Bridgewater on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Photo courtesy Marc Vasconcellos, staff photographer, The Enterprise.

The Plymouth District Attorney’s Office has identified the four teenagers killed in a single-car crash Saturday afternoon.

According to District Attorney Timothy Cruz, there were five male occupants in the vehicle.

Three of the teens died at the scene and a fourth passed away at the hospital in Brockton.

Those victims were identified as Christopher Desir, 17, of Brockton, Eric Sarblah, 17, of Stoughton, and Nick Joyce, 16, of Stoughton.

The district attorney says David Bell, 17, of Stoughton was transported to Brockton Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The 17-year-old driver of the vehicle was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton before he was transported to Boston Medical Center where he remains being treated.

Officials are not yet releasing his name.

Stoughton High School, where all four victims attended, was open Sunday from noon to 8:00p.m. for staff and students who felt they needed to be there.

Superintendent Marguerite Rizzi said all counselors in the district will be made available.

“This is not something you heal from quickly, recovery is long, we will be available for everyone who need us for as long as they need us," said Rizzi at a news conference outside the school Sunday. She began her remarks by calling the fatal accident, "the worst nightmare of any school administrator." David Bell and Nick Joyce were members of track team as well as football and basketball teams.

"All of the counseling staff from our district will be available to all of our students and staff," said Rizzi.

Grace Church Avon will be open starting at 5:00 for students who want to go there.

"I just try to be strong for my son, as much as I can be, my heart aches," said parent Janet Hadley whose son played football with the victims. She said she and her son were at the hospital Saturday evening after the accident along with other members of the football team.

"There were a lot of hugs, a lot of ‘I love yous’, lots of tissue; it was hard but the boys rallied together as one," said Hadley.

District Attorney Cruz says the crash happened at 559 West St., which is Route 106.

Police and firefighters responded to the scene around 4:30 p.m. where they found a car upside down and against a tree with the five young men inside.

The district attorney says speed, weather conditions and driver inexperience appear to have been factors in the crash.

"My heart is aching terribly for those families," said Hadley.

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