Updated Wednesday, April 26, 11:05am
Two men are in fair condition at Massachusetts General Hospital after their BMW left Beach Road, went airborne and rolled over several times early Sunday morning, according to State Police.
Nathan Belain, 26, of West Tisbury and John “Ethan” Leite, 27, of Oak Bluffs were airlifted by the U.S. Coast Guard to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries, Trooper David Parent said. Mr. Belain, who the 2001 BMW was registered to, was thrown from the car, Trooper Parent said.
Speed was most likely a factor in the crash, which occurred just north of Big Bridge, at approximately 1:30 a.m., state and Oak Bluffs police said. The crash remains under investigation and police could not say if alcohol or drugs were a factor.
“They were likely going “in excess of 80 mph,” Trooper Parent said.
Skid marks on the northbound lane led to a trail of broken glass and debris in the dunes that stretched over 200 feet Monday morning.