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Car crash near Hiram kills two teenagers, one a USM student

Posted on November 10, 2014 in News
By Francis Flisiuk

Courtesy of Alex Fenderson

Two teenagers died in a car accident last Saturday near Hiram, one of whom was a USM student.

Andrew Stanley, a recent graduate of Sacopee Valley High School and a first year nursing student at USM, was riding with three of his friends in a speed zone of 35 mph when the car crashed into a utility pole and killed him.

According to Chris Quint, the USM spokesperson, alcohol was not a factor in the crash, but speeding may have been.

Quint said that the crash occurred around 2 am.

Chief Deputy Hart Daley said that the names of the juvenile driver and passenger who survived, are not being released at this time. According to Daley, Stanley died at the scene while the second passenger, 19 year old Isaac Moore, died later at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Samuel Johnson, a junior education major said that he knew Stanley and spoke with him plenty of times. Johnson described Stanley as polite, genuine and sincere.

“He was also hilarious and always making people laugh,” said Johnson. “He was a smart person with a really bright future.”

Alex Fenderson said that Stanley was his best friend and they grew up together since they were three years old.

“I have countless stories and memories about the times we spent together,” said Fenderson. “He would move mountains for people. Stanley cared deeply about his friends and family.”



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