Loved ones remember two teens killed in Christmas Eve crash

Loved ones are remembering two teens killed in a violent crash in Delaware County on Christmas Eve.

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According to police, the crash occurred around 1 a.m. on Monday morning, when a driver struck a utility pole on the 1200 block of MacDade Boulevard in Ridley Township, splitting the car in two.

Officials said 19-year-old Alexander Gray and 18-year-old Christian Bauerle, both of Wilmington, Delaware, were pronounced dead at the scene.

A close friend of Gray tells Fox 29 he was home on winter break after attending his first semester at West Virginia University.

The two attended Delaware Military Academy together and played in a band before Gray went on to finish high school at Alexis I duPont High School.

"Alex is really selfless. It was never about him, it was just always about trying to make people happy over himself," says Nick Cabrera, who visited Gray just days before he died. "We talked about making music again over the break, hugged, said 'see you again soon bud' and that was the last time I saw him."

Bauerle would have turned 19 on Christmas day.

A close friend, Maddi Tiberi, tells Fox 29 Bauerle first met Gray when the two attended St. Elizabeth School in Wilmington.

Bauerle lost his mother about four months ago and leaves behind a 1-year-old son, Tiberi says.

Capt. Scott Willoughby of the township police department said speed is suspected as a factor in the crash.

He said the car's speed was estimated at 60 to 70 mph in an area with a speed limit of 35 mph.

Loved ones launched a GoFundMe page for Gray's family, which raised over $9,000 in just two days.