Two occupants of the car, Jeff Levesque and Alex DeFreitas, were members of the Londonderry High School Class of 2004. Chase Abreu attended Londonderry Schools but moved before graduation.
At just before 2PM on Sunday, September 12th, 2010, a Toyota Scion was found crashed off of Route 293 near the Interstate 93 interchange.
NH State Troopers and the Manchester Fire Department found four young men at the crash site. Police have also indicated that the men were reported missing at 10 pm Saturday night. Responders arriving at the scene said the crash site was not visible from the highway.
Early this morning the State Police released the names of those in the crash as Jeffrey Levesque, 24, of Londonderry; Alex DeFreitas, 24 of Londonderry; Chase Abreu, 25, of Pelham, New Hampshire; and Jesse Pena, 25 of Lowell, Massachusetts. All four were pronounced dead on scene.
Friends put out a missing persons alert through social media sites and on a auto enthusiast bulletin board Saturday, September 11th at about 8pm. They indicated that the young men were seen at the Black Brimmer in Manchester on Friday night, then last seen walking on Elm street in Manchester at 2am Saturday Morning.
Update 12:16 September 14th by NH State Police
“The initial investigation conducted by the New Hampshire State Police Technical Accident Reconstruction Unit has revealed that speed of the vehicle was a contributing factor to the collision. It was determined that Levesque was the operator of the vehicle and was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the incident. Pena was identified as the unrestrained front right passenger. Abreu and DeFreitas were identified as the unrestrained left and right rear passengers respectively.” According to Trooper Lawrence Lundt investigating the crash.
The vehicle, a 2006 Toyota Scion, was secured pending the completion of this investigation.
Autopsies were conducted by the State Medical Examiners Office on September 13th, 2010 in Concord. The result of the autopsies indicates that all of the individuals succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident instantaneously. Toxicology reports will be forthcoming and were unavailable at the time of this release.
The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Lawrence Lundt and the New Hampshire State Police Technical Accident Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information pertaining to this accident and subsequent investigation is urged to contact Trooper Lundt at the New Hampshire State Police – Troop B barracks at 603-666-3333.
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