Two dead in Rindge car crash

  • Two men died in a single-vehicle accident in Rindge on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (Abby Kessler / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Abby Kessler—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

  • Two men died in a single-vehicle accident in Rindge on Saturday. Staff photo by Abby Kessler

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:5AM

A Rindge man who attended Conant High School was identified as the driver killed in a single-vehicle accident Saturday morning.

Jake Germano, 23, of Rindge and Darien Masterson, 24, of Winchendon, Mass., who was also in the car, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

A news release from the Rindge Police Department says first responders were dispatched to the accident at 8 a.m., although it is likely the crash occurred some time before a passerby called it in.

The release says a 2015 Kia Forte was traveling on Thomas Road toward Perkins Road from Route 202 when Germano failed to properly negotiate a slight bend in the road and struck a tree. When officers arrived on scene, the car was found lying on the driver’s side. The car sustained “severe front-end damage” as a result of the crash.

The news release says that it appears speed was a major factor. Officers are still waiting on toxicology results.

An investigation showed that neither Germano or Masterson were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Germano graduated from Conant High School in 2012. Both men attended Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, Mass., according to their Facebook pages. Germano’s Facebook says he is currently a producer at WBZ NewsRadio.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call Rindge officer at: 603-355-2000, or by email: thorne@police.rindge.nh.us.