(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.
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.