A 23-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were killed Monday night in a single-vehicle crash on Route 69 in Carmel.

Police and paramedics responded to the crash on the Hampden Road around 9:20 p.m., according to the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators said a 2003 Nissan sedan was traveling east at what appeared to be "a very high rate of speed.” The driver lost control of the car, which went off the roadway and struck several trees. The male driver and a male passenger were both found dead at the scene.

Hampden Academy notified its school community late Tuesday that one of the victims of the crash was a student there.

The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday identified the victims as 23-year-old Steven Shelley of Hermon and his passenger, 17-year-old Kadin Brown of Newburgh.

The Sheriff's Office reconstruction, forensic mapping and drone teams are continuing to work with deputies and detectives to investigate the crash. The Carmel and Newburgh Fire Departments assisted at the scene.

Carmel is just west of Hermon and Bangor.

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