Two young men and a young woman died when a car they were in slammed into a utility pole on a curve in the road, in Oakfield, Genesee County, early Saturday morning.
Police believe that speed and alcohol contributed to the single car accident. It was reported that investigators found beer bottles and beer tent tickets at the crash scene.
Matthew Ware, his friend Joshua Durham and Mr. Durham's girlfriend Allyson Galens, were all in their early 20's. Each of the three was very well regarded in the community.
It appears that Mr. Durham was driving at the time of the crash. Mr. Ware's family has said, publicly, that they "do not blame the driver" and "hope that people will learn a valuable lesson" from this tragedy.