Two People Dead After Porsche Crashes Into First Floor Of Building
Two people have died after a Porsche crashed into the first floor of a building in the United States.
Braden DeMartin was at the wheel when he lost control of the vehicle while driving in New Jersey at 6.30am yesterday morning.
The 22-year-old and his passenger Daniel Foley, 23, were killed pronounced dead by the time emergency services arrived at the scene of the crash in Toms River, New Jersey.
According to reports, Mr DeMartin's red convertible was travelling at high speeds before it struck an embankment, launching it into the air and causing the vehicle to hit the first floor window of the building.
Video footage has since been released showing the crumpled wreckage being lifted out of the property.
Police have said the property, which houses four businesses, including a counselling service, was unoccupied at the time of the crash. It's also understood that Mr DeMartin and Mr Foley were the only people injured as a result of the incident.
Following the tragic incident, Toms River Police Department said: "On Sunday November 10, 2019 at approximately 6.34 am police units were dispatched to a vehicle into a building at 1466 Hooper Ave.
"A 2010 Porsche Boxster convertible driven by Braden DeMartin, 22, of Toms River, was travelling at a high rate of speed northbound on Hooper Ave before losing control and hitting the centre median, continuing north and striking an embankment causing the vehicle to become airborne into the building.
"Both Braden and his passenger Daniel Foley, 23, of Toms River, were deceased when units arrived on scene.
"Toms River Building Inspector John Gerrity deemed the building unsafe.
"Also assisting on scene were Ocean County Prosecutors Office, Toms River Fire Company Stations 29 and 30, Toms River Technical Rescue Task Force, Brick Technical Rescue Task Force, Toms River Office of Emergency Management, Ocean County Fire Coordinators, Silverton EMS, and the Ocean County Sheriffs Department.
"Hooper Ave between Indian Hill Rd and College Drive was closed for roughly 7 hours between 6.30 am and 1.30 pm. The accident remains under investigation by Toms River Traffic Safety Officers Robert Westfall, David Bartoshek and Mark Nater."
Speaking to CBS, local resident Walter Lucas said: "The skid marks are really close together. Then over here they're wider, so must've been on its side. It hit the curb, started tumbling, then hit the gully and launched him up into the inside."
Another neighbour, Nancy Coakley, said they couldn't believe what had happened. She said: "How? That's all I kept saying is how. How did this happen? Really... breaks your heart. It really does."
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