Two Teens Killed in Fiery Berkley Crash
A single-car crash in Berkley Friday night left two teenagers dead and a third in the hospital.
Berkley police received a 911 call around 6:10 p.m. regarding a vehicle striking a tree in the area of 67 Sanford Street. Police arrived in moments and found the vehicle to be on fire, according to a release from the office of Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III.
A Berkley police officer risked his safety to extricate one of the occupants and attempted to extricate a second before fire began to fully engulf the car, the statement said. A third individual was found by police walking around the area of the crash.
The deceased were identified as Christian Couto, 19, of Berkley and Devyn Crosby, 18, of Berkley.
Police believe Couto, whose father was the registered owner of the 2009 grey BMW involved in the crash, was the driver and that Crosby was a back seat passenger.
The third person, a 19-year-old Berkley man who is believed to have been sitting in the front passenger seat, was rushed by Berkley fire officials to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was said to be in stable condition.
Members of the Berkley Fire Department were quickly able to extinguish the fire, Quinn spokesman Greg Miliote said. Accident reconstruction is ongoing, but foul play is not suspected at this time.