Two young men were killed over the weekend when the 2010 Porsche Boxster they were in flew into the second floor of a commercial building in New Jersey.
ABC News reports that at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Sunday morning at Hooper Avenue in Toms River, the Porsche Boxster being driven by 22-year-old Braden DeMartin flew over a center median before going airborne across multiple lanes of traffic and flying into the second story of a nearby building. DeMartin and his 23-year-old passenger Daniel Foley were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Fortunately, no one was inside the building at the time of the devastating crash. Local officials soon determined that the building is now unsafe due to the damage caused by the flying Porsche.
Speaking with the New York Post, the girlfriend of DeMartin, Kristen Aguiar, described the 22-year-old as “the funniest, nicest, greatest person I’ve ever met.”
“He’d do anything for anyone. I could never stay mad at him for longer than an hour,” she said.
A friend of Foley, Nicholas McConnell echoed Aguiar’s statement saying the 23-year-old passenger was “the nicest kid I’ve ever met.”
Footage from the scene shows the laborious process of pulling the Porsche out of the building. It appears to have landed upside down after smashing through the building’s brick facade.
Hooper Avenue where the crash occurred was closed for roughly seven hours following the incident. The Ocean County prosecutor’s office and local police are continuing to investigate.