2 Dead, 1 Injured in Rollover Crash

Accident took place in Boston's North End

Two men were killed and one was injured when a car rolled over and crashed early Friday morning in Boston's North End.

While several questions remain unanswered Friday night, friends are mourning the loss of 21-year-old Connor Darcey.

"Connor was a fantastic kid, he's been one of my best friends since we were in preschool together," said Charlie Jennings. "Just a kid that you'd do anything for."

"Hands down one of the best kids I've ever met. One of the best kids I've ever known. And this is a true tragedy," said Ryan Cassidy.

The Wellesley man was one of two young men killed in the overnight crash when Boston Police say a BMW convertible hit a parked car and flipped over.

All three in the car were ejected onto the street, police say speed is a likely factor.

Darcey, a standout lacrosse goalie, was killed, as was a 27-year-old man; 21-year-old Harry James, also of Wellesley, was injured.

James was released Sunday from Massachusetts General Hospital.

It is unclear where the men were coming from at 3 a.m. when the car rolled over at the intersection of Commercial and Charter Streets.

"I run the youth program for lacrosse in Wellesley so we have 600 to 700 kids who come through every year. As every kid in that program wants to be Connor Darcey," said Mike Jennings.

The boys lacrosse flag is flying in Connor Darcey's memory at Wellesley High School, where he was a two-time All-American.

Penn State Lacrosse's starting goalie as a sophomore, Darcey was just named to the All Big 10 tournament team.

"I'm sure Connor's accomplishments are known far and wide but he was a better person than he was a lacrosse player. And that's what I think people should know is that on field he was incredible. But off the field he was an even better person," Cassidy said.

The huge gathering at his family's home, a testament to the loss for the entire Wellesley community.

"He's just the sweetest kid you'd ever want to meet, so it's tragically sad. I mean, they're always tragically sad, but this is a kid who just had so much going on and everybody's going to miss him," Mike Jennings added.

Boston Police have not released the name of the 27-year-old, pending notification of next of kin.

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