Monday, December 17, 2007

Road Carnage Becomes Reality At Moorestown High

Many Moorestown High School students will be wearing black today in response to last weeks tragedies where 2 Moorestown High School students died in separate crashes

Evan Welch, 18, died Dec. 9. Welch was a passenger in the car that veered off the road and into a ditch on Garwood Road in Moorestown. . Police have said alcohol and speed played a factor in the crash.

17 Year Old Eric Messick died Friday night in a three-car accident in Southampton, NJ when an Ocean County driver crossed a double yellow line to pass a slower vehicle on Route 38 near Rt 206 and struck the car Messick was riding in.

The second crash points out the dangers of rural highways (exacerbated by being located in an increasingly suburban township). But in both cases it was the decisions made by the drivers behind the wheel that yielded the catastrophic results.

Also an update from posting last week, a newlywed couple was killed making a delivery while crossing the highway. Oscar Manuel Ramos Cortez, 27, and Silvia Mejia Deolores, 19, were struck on Route 206 near Powell Road at about 5:40 pm Wednesday, Pemberton Township, NJ.

The BCGP urges everyone to drive with care and our deepest sympathies go out to the Welch Messick, Cortez, and Deolores families.