Family, friends mourn the deaths of Mattapoisett crash victims

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MATTAPOISETT, Mass. (WPRI) – Family and friends of two Mattapoisett crash victims are speaking out about the tragic news.

Police said 18-year-old Meghan Sargent and 21-year-old Brooklyn Cody Rodrigues were killed when their car hit a tree Monday night on Fairhaven Road.

Sargent was a senior at Fairhaven High School. She was an honor student and drum major in the school’s band. Sargent was also getting ready to graduate on Sunday.

“Someone on the back of my sweatshirt is just a name now. They’re not going to be there at graduation,” says fellow classmate Evan Grodzki.

Fairhaven High School’s superintendent Robert Baldown says, Sargent was lead the band in the school’s traditional Memorial Day parade on Monday. The school is working with students on how to best honor Sargent.

Sargent’s grandfather Gary Rodrigues says his granddaughter was a go getter and his pride and joy.

Brooklyn Cody Rodrigues worked as a delivery driver at the Hollywood Scoop. The restaurant’s owner says Rodrigues was a hard worker.

A memorial is growing at the site of the crash. A poster taped to the tree lists a GoFund me page that will help both families.

When asked about the cause of the crash, Police Chief Mary Lyons said, “based on the significant amount of damage to the vehicle, it appears that the car was traveling greater than the posted speed limit.”

The crash remains under investigation

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