Braden DeMartin, 22, was speeding in his $50,000 Porsche boxter with his friend, 23-year-old Daniel Foley by his side when a fun ride quickly degenerated into a tragedy. The sports car hit a center median, struck an embankment and rammed into the second floor of a commercial building in New Jersey more than 15 feet above ground. The impact killed both of them.
Shocking photos from the scene show a gaping hole in the second story of the brick building and the mangled car after it was extracted.
Friends and family took to social media to pay tributes to the tragic pair.
Foley’s girlfriend posted on Facebook: ‘I loved you with every atom and molecule that make up my body. I will always love you. Our relationship was one of the greatest love stories I will remember. Thank you for being in my life and thank you for showing me how much I could love someone.’
She continued: ‘Although we went out separate ways a little bit ago I will always be grateful for you, for the laughs and lessons we had, for every touch we shared and I will always love you.
‘I’m sick to my stomach writing this and I wish this was all just a bad dream. I’m speechless and I wish I had more to say, I do but I can’t seem to put the right ones together. Praying for your family. I wish I could have seen you one last time. I wish this wasn’t real. Rest softly and peacefully sweet boy.’
More photos from the accident scene below.