Broward County

Their lives ended 16 days before high school graduation. Speed might've been a factor

Barrett Riley and Edgar Monserratt Martinez
Barrett Riley and Edgar Monserratt Martinez Facebook

Two Pine Crest School seniors, 16 days from their graduation ceremony, died in the flaming wreckage of a Tesla Model S Tuesday night.

Pronounced dead at the scene in the 1300 block of Seabreeze Boulevard near Fort Lauderdale beach were driver Barrett Riley, 18, of Fort Lauderdale and front seat passenger Edgar Monserratt Martinez, an 18-year-old who lived in Aventura. Backseat passenger Alexander Berry, 18, was taken to Broward Health Medical Center for treatment.

The police description said the 2014 Tesla Model S left the road and struck a concrete wall. Fire quickly swallowed the car.

Fort Lauderdale police said Tuesday "the speed the vehicle was traveling is believed to have been a factor in the crash."

Broward County court records say Riley was driving a 2014 Tesla March 3 when he got ticketed for going 112 mph in a 50 mph zone.

Seabreeze Boulevard from the 17th Street Bridge to Harbor Drive was shut down during the investigation, according to Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue.



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