Driver Charged in Maine Crash That Killed Four, Including York Man
The driver of an SUV that killed four Maine Maritime Academy students, including a York man, was indicted by a grand jury with several charges including manslaughter and operating under the influence.
A 2013 Range Rover with seven people driving south on Shore Road (Route 166) in Castine, Maine went off the road, struck a tree, and burst into flames around 2:05 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, according to Maine State Police. Brian Kenealy, 20, of York was among the four passengers killed.
An investigation into the crash determined speed and alcohol were both factors.
Driver Joshua Goncalves-Radding, 20, of North Babylon, NY was charged by the Hancock County District Attorney's office with four counts of manslaughter, five counts of aggravated oui, two counts of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, three counts of driving to endanger, one count each of criminal speed, forgery, and unlawful use of a license. The grand jury indicted Goncalves-Radding on all counts. He will be formally charged at a later date.
Three other passengers identified as Chase Fossett, 22, of Gardiner, Luke Simpson, 22, of of Rockport, Massachusetts, and Riley Ignacio-Cameron, 20, of Aquinnah, Massachusetts, were pronounced dead at the scene. Goncalves-Radding plus passenger Noelle Tavares, 20, of North Falmouth, Massachusetts, and 20-year-old Dominick Gecoya of Middleton, Massachusetts, all survived the crash.
Kenealy was a sophomore majoring in marine transportation operations. He was a member of the school's soccer team, and the York High School Class of 2021.