UPDATE: 2 Essex Teens Killed In Bowleys Quarters Crash

A third teen was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview by ambulance.

(UPDATED 12:12 p.m.)—Two 17-year-old Essex boys were killed when a car collided with a BGE pole in Bowleys Quarters early Wednesday morning.

The driver of the vehicle, Alejandro Santiago Wine, of the 300 block of Townsend Road, and Ryan James Boothe, of the 400 block of Wolfe Street, were both pronounced dead at the scene. 

A third passenger, 17-year-old John Robert Morris III, of the unit block of Plateau Road, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview in critical condition.

Patch reader Frank Pawlak, who identified himself as the stepfather of John Morris III, wrote in to say that Morris was home with family and resting Wednesday afternoon.

The boys were classmates at , preparing to begin their senior year next week.

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Around 1:26 a.m., a 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier was travelling at a "high rate of speed" northbound on Bowleys Quarters Road.

Near the intersection with New Section Road, the driver lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a turn and crossed the center line, according to Susan Hunt, a Baltimore County Police spokeswoman.

The car started to spin and then crossed back over the center line and struck a BGE pole, Hunt said.

megan bailowich August 22, 2012 at 07:04 PM
R.I.P ryan & alex we all miss u but u guys will NEVER be forgotten. rest easy :/ and im relly sorry for the parents . ryan and alex were relly good boys and every nice . we all will see u soon r.i.p 8-22-12
Hailey August 22, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Bottom line is they lost there lives and you should be respectful of the people mourning. Why even comment if you gunna ask why they were out that late? Does it matter or concern you ? No.
Hailey August 22, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Exactly. Thank you.
Dennis Gilpin August 22, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Mary, If you were referring to my statement you obviously misread my intention. No member of a family wants to hear that kind of news. Two lives lost and another in critical condition. My sister was critically injured in an automobile accident and eventually passed away. I understand the heartbreak in a situation like this. I thought it was just a bad dream but it wasn't. My heart goes out to the families.
Me August 22, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Mary that says it all. No need to judge anyone. We were all young once and I am sure made some bad decisions. God bless the boys and their families.
Cheryl Brockmeyer August 22, 2012 at 08:46 PM
OMG So Sad!
Bon August 22, 2012 at 09:00 PM
if you want to make a comment about sympathy ..do it. this is not a post to question why they were out that late or to assume they were bad kids because they were out. yes it seems speed was a factor and maybe they didn't know the roads,but 2 lives were lost for whatever reason.Have some respect for the family and friends who are reading here. if this was your family member would you come on here and be negative and judgemental...of course not. my heart goes out to all 3 families.have some consideration
Teena Cardoni August 22, 2012 at 09:11 PM
This is exactly why the driving age should be raised and why I do not allow my children in cars operated by inexperienced drivers! When kids spend the night at friend's homes, parents lose control of where their children are and what kids are doing!! Curfeus should be enforced for the protection of our children!!! My sincere condolences to the families and friends of these babies now angels.
Kelly Dorbit August 22, 2012 at 09:48 PM
R.I.P Alex and Ryan. Alex was like another nephew to me, he would come over with my nephew, go on vacation with us. He will be deeply missed. I do not know Ryan but my thoughts and prayers are with his family also. To many accidents are happening these past few week with teen drivers. My heart goes out to their family and close friends. Love you Alex
Mary August 22, 2012 at 09:51 PM
It was not your comment at all Dennis!
taylor c August 22, 2012 at 09:56 PM
You all are pathetic. Two families just list their child, or brother and you're wondering why they were out that late? You all were teens once. They're gone now and instead of respecting the people hurting over these loses you want to disrespect them and blame it on them being out at 1 in the morning? That's not the fact. The fact is we lost two amazing people that we can't do anything about. Put yourself in that position. What if it was your child or brother? That's all I have to say. Rip Ry & Alex, ill never forget you guys<3
Dennis Gilpin August 22, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Mary, After losing my sister to an accident similiar to that one, there is a degree of frustration over the loss of those young men. My family went through what these families are going through. Heart breaking. My thoughts and prayers are with them during their time of grief.
amanda August 22, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Dennis I graduated from kenwood back in 2005 and they do have the thing with the car there where it shows a car all tore up. But school for them hasn't started.... rip boys u two were too young to go too young :(
Sean Welsh August 23, 2012 at 12:24 AM
If anyone has photos of these young men that they'd like to share as a tribute, please feel free to add them to this post. Thanks, Sean
Deborah Jean Wagner August 23, 2012 at 09:19 AM
My heart goes out to the parents of the loss of their children, I live on NEW Section Road and even in daylight if someone is coming out of Bowleys Quarters during the day and Im turning on New Section its been a close call for me many times. Ignore the people who are judgemental it doesnt matter what time it was its a bad road and I feel for the parents . May you find a way to grieve and ignore the ignorance of others!
Joan Wood August 23, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Any one that has lost a child knows the heart ache these families are suffering right now.....does it really matter why they were out that late? Two young lives were lost........be respectful.......
Leah Griffin August 23, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Marshella Merritt - who are you to judge anyone? I have 18 & 19 year old sons and, at times, they are out at that time of night. Sometimes my 19 year old gets a phone call from a friend that is trapped at work, because his ride didn't show up to pick him up and he does what any friend would do...he goes to pick his friend up. My 18 year old oftentimes worked until 12:00 am and by the time they got clean up finished he was on the road at 1 am or later, sometimes taking a coworker home before heading home himself. Maybe he would decide to stop and grab a bite to eat before coming home. My point is it doesn't matter why these boys were out, there are 2 families grieving the loss of their children and a great deal of other children mourning and trying to comprehend the loss of their friends!! This is not something that ANY parent should have to face and you, my friend, are insensitive in trying to point the finger of blame or questioning anything. My son happened to know these boys and was good friends with Ryan, who had just been at my house a little over a week ago and my son was hanging out with him on Sunday evening. Ryan had always been very respectful and polite whenever I encountered him and judging by the sense of loss that my son is feeling, I would have to say he was a GREAT friend too. So, in closing Marshella, be mindful of your inconsideration of other's feelings, you never know when you may find yourself in the same boat. No one is guaranteed tomorrow!!
Tina August 23, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Ryan was a GREAT child. He was my exhusbands son. . I've known him.since he was 4 years old. And believe me when I say he has a GREAT mother who loves and protects her children. Her and I never saw eye to eye but I will never discredit her parenting skills. . Because they didn't lack in any area. She's devastated as well as his father. They no longer have their child. And my children who are his siblings miss their brother. So don't judge before you know the facts. . One day his mother will read this n who are you to make her feel bad. It was an unfortunate mishap. That these parents will carry with them daily. . Be mindful and watch what you say. .
LELE August 23, 2012 at 07:24 PM
just reading over these comment how awful!!!! why dosent everyone just look at you own lives and be thankful for what we have everyday! you never know when it will personally effect you. too much hate and we need to show more love!!!! STOP THROWING STONES! DO YOU LIVE IN A GLASS HOUS!
Bill Howard August 23, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Not fair to raise the driving age. I saw a 30 something driving a motorbike @ 90+ mph on I95 should the age be raised to 40? Some kids need to drive for economic reasons. However, I do feel that car makers should make parental controls of speed etc available with all the other electronics in these cars.
Bill Howard August 23, 2012 at 11:39 PM
You are right taylor. One never knows when it could be one of their own. May we all be aware and have empathy. Lord, Please comfort them all.
Gil August 24, 2012 at 12:45 AM
I just passed the spot where this tragic accident took two young people. There are a significant number of young people at the spot on BQ Road I'm sure they are trying to deal with the death of their friends. Someone needs to tell these people to get out of the road! It would be very upsetting to have someone hurt because they were in the path of traffic in an obviously dangerous curve on a very busy road! I can understand your grief but wake up people!
Jane Lee Sibiski August 24, 2012 at 03:09 AM
On Bowleys Quarters Rd. in the wee hours of Wednesday morning three fine boys named Alex, Ryan and John abruptly faced a universal pull that changed many lives. Alex and Ryan's soulful spirits will go on through the memories of those they've left behind. Alex tickled the life of my lovely granddaughter Taylor. His laughter here will be deeply missed. As John continues his walk with us, may peace grace his being and kindness surround his soul. Prayers for all are graciously accepted.
Autumn K. August 24, 2012 at 01:13 PM
To TEENA CARDONI.... Do you live in a glass house maam? Should you throw stones and cast doubt on other people parenting? Your children are no angels my dear. Many people who read patch, know your children and their life stories. If this were an article about mismanagement of finances and someones home being up for foreclosure MANY times would you have something to say... I would think not considering you have been in that boat. In other words... until you walk in someone else shoes, DON'T JUDGE. Remember, we know your children and we shall not judge you. Your financial mismanagement is public record, and Ms. Cardoni, we shall not judge you. Have a wonderful day over there in LaLa land!
Anna Renault August 24, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Hello all, Each of us must deal with our emotions and thoughts about the loss of two young men. I lost my brother who was one week shy of 17. I understand the emotional turmoil... i too wondered why my brother was out at 1 a.m. I too wondered why he was speeding on a winding road that had taken other lives. The family has often wondered "what if"! None of that really mattered then or now, but human nature does make us wonder. Now, we must all stop and think, what can we do to help those left behind? What, if anything, can we do to hopefully avoid someone else from having to experience this type of tragedy? Yes, there are many issues to be discussed and acted upon. Is this comment section the place to do it. Perhaps not but it is a public forum where issues can be introduced and everyone's right to speak up should be honored. Berating one another will NOT make the family and loved ones feel better. May we all honor the loss of life. May we all respect the rights of others to comment. May we all pray for those who have left us and for those left behind to grieve. PLEASE, take a deep breath... be thankful for what we have and be sure to tell those you love that you do love them... they may be gone without warning! Take care.
jeanette kelly August 25, 2012 at 04:01 PM
My Mom and Dad lived on Bay drive for many many years. This is right off of Bowleys Quarters road. Even if you are and expierenced driver this is a very dangerous road. May you all rest in peace. God Bless, Jeanette Kelly
Alisha White August 26, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Its so sad to know that 2 17 year olds died at such and early age :( atleast that at a good place were god is watching them , john morris your so lucky your alive rest up and keep them in your prayers
Alisha White August 26, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Its so sad to know that 2 17 year olds alex and ryan died at such and early age :( atleast that at a good place were god is watching them , john morris your so lucky your alive rest up and keep them in your prayers
Leah Griffin August 27, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Gil, kids don't think and this is why these sort of things happen. I was informed by my son on Saturday night after all of the viewings were over and these kids had to face the fact that they would never see their friends again, that they were all gathering "at the pole" as they refer to it. I waited about 5 minutes and then jumped in my car and drove to the location, I didn't stop...I just made sure that all kids were safely off the road and a safe distance from the road. I drove by a few times and they were all just sitting there talking and remembering their friends. If the kids had been in the road, I would have stopped and told them all to move back a safe distance. Just try to remember, you were young once too. This is a great group of kids and I'm pretty certain they would have responded properly to a friendly, "Hey guys, you're a little close to the road. Why don't you move back some". As parents we do everything we can to protect our children, but sometimes we can't be everywhere.
Taylar Conroy August 29, 2012 at 12:53 AM
I love you baby rest in peace you will be deeply deeply missed by me and the rest of our family you were such an amazing person and no one will ever realize what you meant to me and all the things I would do for you I love you so much Alex stay over me and watch me I love and miss you every day <33


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