Grief counselors on hand after 2 Lakewood Ranch students killed in crash

- The marking on the road off Lakewood Ranch Boulevard are just one scar left behind after Saturday morning's horrific crash.

"It really shakes you up," said Hunter Bradley.

One by one, flowers and hugs were given  at the site where 17 year old Brendan Shreve and 15 year old Jared Duran were killed.

Around 5 a.m the Mercedes Shreve drove was ripped into two pieces when the Florida Highway Patrol said he drove over a median and slammed into a tree.

"It was horrible. I saw the pictures online it didn't look like a car. I really hope it was instant for them as bad as that sounds," said Bradley.

The two attended Lakewood Ranch High School. Shreve was a junior and Duran a sophomore. Both grew up in Lakewood Ranch.

"My brother knew them really well he is pretty shaken up about it. It is a reminder to slow down and be safe. not much more you can say about it," said Bradley.

As troopers continue their investigation they are looking into how fast Shreve was driving around the curve.

"It is one of the most dangerous places to speed around this corner, especially if it is wet you lose, I don't know exactly what happened, but you lose traction, hit a curve and there is no coming back from it," said Bradley.

Not an eye remained dry as classmates came together to remember.

"We would walk together sometimes because they are my neighbors and I'm just not going to be able to walk with them anymore. I'm not going to be able to see them," said Bryce Nicholas.

A crisis response team will be on hand Monday morning for students. Counselors will be available at Lakewood Ranch High School if students need to talk.

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