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UPDATE: 2 Essex Teens Killed In Bowleys Quarters Crash

A third teen was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview by ambulance.

(UPDATED 12:12 p.m.)—Two 17-year-old Essex boys were killed when a car collided with a BGE pole in Bowleys Quarters early Wednesday morning.

The driver of the vehicle, Alejandro Santiago Wine, of the 300 block of Townsend Road, and Ryan James Boothe, of the 400 block of Wolfe Street, were both pronounced dead at the scene. 

A third passenger, 17-year-old John Robert Morris III, of the unit block of Plateau Road, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview in critical condition.

Patch reader Frank Pawlak, who identified himself as the stepfather of John Morris III, wrote in to say that Morris was home with family and resting Wednesday afternoon.

The boys were classmates at , preparing to begin their senior year next week.

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Around 1:26 a.m., a 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier was travelling at a "high rate of speed" northbound on Bowleys Quarters Road.

Near the intersection with New Section Road, the driver lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a turn and crossed the center line, according to Susan Hunt, a Baltimore County Police spokeswoman.

The car started to spin and then crossed back over the center line and struck a BGE pole, Hunt said.

jeanette kelly August 25, 2012 at 04:01 PM
My Mom and Dad lived on Bay drive for many many years. This is right off of Bowleys Quarters road. Even if you are and expierenced driver this is a very dangerous road. May you all rest in peace. God Bless, Jeanette Kelly
Alisha White August 26, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Its so sad to know that 2 17 year olds died at such and early age :( atleast that at a good place were god is watching them , john morris your so lucky your alive rest up and keep them in your prayers
Alisha White August 26, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Its so sad to know that 2 17 year olds alex and ryan died at such and early age :( atleast that at a good place were god is watching them , john morris your so lucky your alive rest up and keep them in your prayers
Leah Griffin August 27, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Gil, kids don't think and this is why these sort of things happen. I was informed by my son on Saturday night after all of the viewings were over and these kids had to face the fact that they would never see their friends again, that they were all gathering "at the pole" as they refer to it. I waited about 5 minutes and then jumped in my car and drove to the location, I didn't stop...I just made sure that all kids were safely off the road and a safe distance from the road. I drove by a few times and they were all just sitting there talking and remembering their friends. If the kids had been in the road, I would have stopped and told them all to move back a safe distance. Just try to remember, you were young once too. This is a great group of kids and I'm pretty certain they would have responded properly to a friendly, "Hey guys, you're a little close to the road. Why don't you move back some". As parents we do everything we can to protect our children, but sometimes we can't be everywhere.
Taylar Conroy August 29, 2012 at 12:53 AM
I love you baby rest in peace you will be deeply deeply missed by me and the rest of our family you were such an amazing person and no one will ever realize what you meant to me and all the things I would do for you I love you so much Alex stay over me and watch me I love and miss you every day <33

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