According to WFSB, the accident occurred in the southeast corner of the town on Route 82, also known as Salem Turnpike. The victims have been identified as Kenneth Barki, 23, Jesse Robinson, 22, and Terence Garland, 19. They were all pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Keith LaFaille of Salem Turnpike said he was watching television about 1:10 or 1:15 am when he heard screeching tires and a crash. He had his wife call 911 while he grabbed a flashlight and went to the scene.
He said there were no signs of life and that the car had hit a tree and broken into three pieces. The car’s engine was in the woods and the interior compartment’s seats were torn out.
According to LaFaille, one man was in the back seat with his seat belt still on and two had been ejected. One of the men who was ejected had been thrown 15 to 20 feet into the woods and was partially in a pond.
Police say Barki was seated in the back right seat but could not say where Robinson and Garland were seated.
They were driving a 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT sports car that was registered to Ellen Robinson.
Following information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):