Two high-schoolers killed in car crash while celebrating friend’s birthday

September 09, 2011, Friday/ 11:32:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN

Two high school students died and two others were injured in a traffic accident while celebrating their friend's birthday on Tuesday night in Büyükçekmece.

The driver of the vehicle, Siyabend Çam, was speeding down Sinanoba Çarmıklı Street with his friends while celebrating another friend's 18th birthday. What should have been a night of fun ended abruptly when Cam lost control of the car. After crashing into the curb, the car skidded and continued for another 25 meters before falling into a five-meter-deep construction pit.

Fire rescue teams arrived at the scene and retrieved the high-schoolers from the vehicle.

Passengers Baran Demirel and Uğur Savaş died at the scene of the accident. Driver Cam and his other friend Aslı Toprak were injured and taken to the hospital for further treatment. Both remain in critical condition, according to hospital reports. The bodies of Demirel and Savaş were taken to the Büyükçekmece State Hospital morgue.

Demirel's funeral will be held at the Haramidere Cemevi. The funeral of Savaş will take place in Kahramanmaraş's Elbistan district.

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