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September 22, 2018

Memorials Mark The Spot Where Four Men Died


A bracelet, labeled a "healing bracelet", hangs from a branch at the site of the crash on Engles Rd.

A bracelet, labeled a “healing bracelet”, hangs from a branch at the site of the crash on Engles Road.

IMG_0552 IMG_0549 IMG_0548 IMG_0547Flowers, crosses, even a bracelet are among the items people are leaving at a spot off Engles Road in the town of Hannibal.

There has been a steady stream of people coming to add to or visit the makeshift memorials mark the place where four men died Monday night.

Joey McCarthy of the town of Oswego was the driver of the car than ran off the road at high speed late Monday night.  The car flew into a tree, flipped over and landed on its roof.

His three passengers, all roommates from the Chateau West apartments in Fulton, were James Stone, Efrain Rodriguez, and Joshua Schute.

All four young men died sometime between the accident and the discovery of the crash scene the next morning.

Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd says high speed may have caused the crash.

There’s a cross in the ravine where the car was found.  It’s there not only to mark the spot of the crash but to allow people to write a message of sympathy.

Facebook posts from friends mention a memorial service at the crash scene, set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

One Response “Memorials Mark The Spot Where Four Men Died”

  1. mary brown
    March 29, 2013 at 11:14 am

    May God bless these young men and welcome him in His arms. Rest easy and fly high.

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