Four times the tragedy

Full story: Lowell Sun 24
It was totally unlike Alex DeFreitas to not show up for work, and not call. The 25-year-old Londonderry resident was the most polite, respectful and industrious employee imaginable, said Sergio and Susie Silva, co-owners of S&S Auto Repair on Charles Street in Lowell, where DeFreitas had worked as a mechanic since last fall. Full Story
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MRDM

Brockton, MA

#1 Sep 14, 2010
Praying for all involved. Very tragic.
peach6972

Trenton, NJ

#2 Sep 14, 2010
Is a very sad day for everyone who knew them. My condolence to the family.Lo sentimos mucho por esta tragedia. Que Dios los ampare y los ayude y les de fuerza para seguir. Mi pesame. Estaran todos en nuestro corazones y oraciones.
MilitiaMaster

Somerville, MA

#3 Sep 14, 2010
sad.
Sandra Pereira

Hardwick, MA

#4 Sep 14, 2010
Itís a sad and tragic day for all four familyís who are suffering with thoughts of why and what happened to these four young adult. I pray for all the family and friends who are tormented through this dreadful experience that our questions someday will be answered.
My parents and family members are good close friend of the Defreitas family and I have to say Alex we love you and will miss you dearly. All we can do now is remember all the laughterís and good timeís you have shared with us all.
Sandra Pereira

Hardwick, MA

#5 Sep 14, 2010
lowll,ma not watertown
Michelle

United States

#6 Sep 14, 2010
Sandra Pereira wrote:
lowll,ma not watertown
Your server must be located in Watertown that's why your location states such.

Deepest sympathies to all family and friends of the four young boys. I didn't know any personally but have been touched! I am mourning as well, this is a very, very sad tradgedy.
JOANNCALHOUN LOWELL

Sandwich, MA

#7 Sep 14, 2010
My heart goes out to these families.May God give them the strenght to get though this horrible tradgedy..I know the father of Alex and my husband and I were just talking about his kids Friday.It show how our lives can change in a second.Manny and family you are in our prayers.May Gcd bless your family and the other fammilies as well.

“Stercus accidit!”

Since: Feb 10

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#8 Sep 14, 2010
What a terrible loss for all affected. These young men were obviously very loved and respected by all that knew them. For the sake of the family and friends, I hope that they discover what happened that night.
A Mom

Lexington, MA

#9 Sep 14, 2010
My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families who lost their children in this crash. I didn't know them and I have never lost a child. I can't even begin to imagine what it feels like.
vieira

Peabody, MA

#10 Sep 14, 2010
Alex was a joy to be around just an all around really nice guy. He will missed everyday my so many family and friends. God bless his family during the tragic time! Heaven has got another wonderful angel!! RIP ALEX!
vieira

Peabody, MA

#11 Sep 14, 2010
vieira was dracut ma!
PSA

Malden, MA

#12 Sep 14, 2010
Such a shame! Similar to the accident in FLA where the 4 men from MA were on vacation at Disney and went off the road into a lake. They did not find them for 6 months or more. A terrible tragedy either way. At least these boys' families can begin the healing process right away.

Does anyone know the exact location? I drive that stretch almost every week.
Magister_Militus

Houghton, MI

#13 Sep 14, 2010
PSA wrote:
At least these boys' families can begin the healing process right away.
Yeah, instantly, now, it's all better.

Except for one thing, the lawsuits. Yeah, you forgot about that one.
mill city native

Dracut, MA

#14 Sep 14, 2010
What a horrible loss! I can't even imagine how you find the strength to recover from something like that. God bless all the families involved.
ericsmom

Billerica, MA

#15 Sep 14, 2010
I am so sorry for all four families. I didnot know any of these young men, but I do know your pain. I lost my 21 yr old son in a car accident 9 months ago. Hugs and prayers to all of you.
A Friend

Lowell, MA

#16 Sep 14, 2010
RIP Alex.... You will be truely missed!
Sam

Lowell, MA

#17 Sep 14, 2010
Everybody just please drive carefully.

Every tragic accident lately did not have to happen. There has been so much of this in The Sun in recent days. I don't know if it was drinking and driving or merely speeding but I am betting that this accident did not have to happen and we now have four more families and many more friends broken hearted. It isn't our cars and it isn't the roadways it is how we drive and too many are killing themselves while behind the wheel.

Please everyone just drive carefully.

Prayers to all the families.
jolie

Nashua, NH

#18 Sep 15, 2010
My thoughts & prayers go out to all the family's. They're all home in heaven now together, may that bring some peace.
SaSSy GiRLe

Hardwick, MA

#19 Sep 15, 2010
God please blesse each and everyone of these family......
Cracker Jax

United States

#22 Sep 15, 2010
I don't know any of these fellas but there are tears streaming down my face reading this horrific story. It reminds us how fragile life can be. My deepest sympathy to their families and beloved friends.

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