Brian Kenealy, Chase Fossett, Luke Simpson and Riley Cameron Death, Obituary – The tragic news of an automobile accident that occurred on Saturday in Castine, Maine, which left four students from Maine Maritime Academy dead and three others injured has left many towns in the state of Maine disturbed. According to an email sent by the spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety, Shannon Moss, the victims have been provisionally identified as 20-year-old Brian Kenealy of York, Maine; 21-year-old Chase Fossett of Gardiner, Maine; 22-year-old Luke Simpson of Rockport, Massachusetts; and 20-year-old Riley Ignacio-Cameron of Aquinnah, Massachusetts. All of the victims were from the state of Maine.
The people who knew the students have been sharing their kind thoughts and sincere tributes to them on the internet, which has resulted in an outpouring of support. In an interview with NEWS CENTER Maine, the principal of Gardiner Area High School, Chad Kempton, discussed one of the fatalities, Chase Fossett, who had graduated from the school in 2020. Kempton stated that the loss of the students is a “unimaginable thing that some individuals have to go through and endure” from the standpoint of a parent. When asked to describe Chase, Kempton responded, “He was amazing, he truly was.” He went on to say that Chase was well-liked by everyone and that his instructors cherished him.
“[He was] a really quiet kind of reserved kid, always had a smile, always very happy, kept to himself, but had a really strong circle of friends… liked by everyone – and I say that with all honesty.” “[He was] a really quiet kind of reserved kid, always had a smile, always very happy, kept to himself, but had a really strong circle of friends” Kempton continued by stating that Chase was an ambitious young man who had ambitions and that he had been an honor student as well as an athlete who had participated in both soccer and lacrosse while he was a student at his previous high school.
“Many emotions with such a tragic loss will certainly be felt across our community,” said Lou Goscinski, superintendent of the York School Department, in reference to the “untimely passing” of Brian Kenealy, who had graduated from York High School in 2021. “Brian Kenealy” was one of the graduates of York High School in 2021 “What I can say is that we are deeply saddened and sorrowful to have learned about the untimely passing of Brian Kenealy, a 2021 graduate of York High School, who passed away in a car accident in Castine, Maine. We are deeply saddened. Brian was a remarkable student and athlete who was adored by both his fellow students and the instructors and staff at his school.
After graduating from high school, he attended the Maine Maritime Academy, where he continued to be successful both in the classroom and on the soccer field. All of those who knew and loved Brian, including Brian’s family, are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Brian will be missed very, very much. The York School Department will make counselors accessible to our children and school staff beginning the next week, and for as long as is required, in order to help everyone’s ability to cope with the loss.”