A GoFundMe campaign has been launched in the name of the 18-year-old Sandwich man killed in a rollover car crash Friday morning, October 1, on the Mid-Cape Highway.
As of Thursday afternoon, more than $22,000 had been donated.
Posts to the GoFundMe page offer details about the man, Andrew J. Degan.
The crash was reported at 5:50 AM in the westbound side of the highway, just before Exit 59 (formerly Exit 2) at mile marker 59.4, which is the area between Route 130 and Quaker Meetinghouse Road.
The car Mr. Degan was driving went off the highway into the median, hit a tree, then struck the wire guardrail before rolling over, state police said. The crash split the car in two, and Mr. Degan was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to a GoFundMe, Mr. Degan left his mom’s home that morning around 5:10 AM to go to work at Carl F. Reidell & Son, a plumbing and HVAC company out of Osterville, where he has worked for two years.
At 6:45 AM, Massachusetts State Troopers arrived at Mr. Degan’s father’s home to notify the family of the crash and Mr. Degan’s death.
Mr. Degan grew up in Sandwich and graduated from Upper Cape Cod Vocational Technical School in May. He was enrolled in the HVAC program at the school.
“Andrew was a hardworking and incredible son, brother and friend,” wrote Cara McNeil on the GoFundMe. “His family is so proud of all of his accomplishments and the man he was becoming. He had a full life ahead of him with so much promise and it was unfairly cut short.”
Both the eastbound and westbound left-hand travel lanes were closed for a time as first responders worked and cleared the scene of the crash.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
The state police were assisted by Sandwich Fire, the Medical Examiner’s Office, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.
Visiting hours for Mr. Degan was Thursday October 7, from 4 PM to 8 PM, at Nickerson on MacArthur Boulevard in Bourne.
The funeral is set for Friday, October 8, at noon at St. Margaret’s Church in Buzzards Bay.