HANCOCK COUNTY, ME. (THECOUNT) — Brian Kenealy, of York, Maine, Chase Fossett, of Gardiner, Maine, Luke Simpson, of Rockport, Massachusetts and Riley Ignacio-Cameron, 20, of Aquinnah, Massachusetts, have been identified as the four Maine Maritime Academy killed in a Saturday morning single-vehicle crash in Hancock County, Maine.

Joshua Goncalves-Radding, 20, of North Babylon, New York, Noelle Tavares, 20, of North Falmouth, Massachusetts and 20-year-old Dominick Gecoya of Middleton, Massachusetts, have been identified as the survivors in the single-vehicle crash in Castine Saturday morning.


According to reports, Goncalves-Radding was operating a Range Rover on Shore Road/ Route 166 in Castine, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle exited the roadway before making contact with a tree and bursting into flames around 2 a.m. Saturday.

Kenealy, 20, Fossett, 22, Simpson, 22, and Ignacio-Cameron, 20, were all pronounced dead of blunt force trauma and thermal injuries at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Jerry S Paul, President of Maine Maritime Academy released the following statement:

“Our community is grieving for these young lives and for their families. While we have lost beloved members of our student body, tonight there are four families who have lost their children. I ask for continued respect and privacy of our Maine Maritime family,” Paul said in a statement. “Please hold these young people close to your hearts and in your prayers. We will of course continue to work with the authorities in the coming days and continue to offer counseling support to our students, faculty and staff.”


Geo quick facts: Hancock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. As of the 2010 census, the population was 54,418. Its county seat is Ellsworth. The county was incorporated on June 25, 1789 and named for John Hancock, the first governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts – Wikipedia.