SAN ANSELMO, Calif. (KGO) --A wreck overnight in Marin County claimed the life of three young men. The parents of a fourth young man told ABC7 News he was supposed to be in the car that crashed.
Christine Addicott told a chilling story about what might have been. Her son, was out late Monday with his friends riding in the same Toyota Corolla, just one hour before it crashed after midnight near Lagunitas in West Marin. The car split in two after hitting a power pole and two trees. The CHP says it might have been speeding.
"Thank God his father texted him and said, come home now," Addicott said. "He might have stayed later with the three boys, and would have died."
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The crash killed the driver, 18-year-old Chance Maurer of Novato and two passengers, 20-year-old Chancellor Argall and his brother, 18-year-old Lancelot Argall.
The Argall family owns a longtime plumbing business in Fairfax. The brothers graduated from Drake High school in San Anselmo.
Former classmates are crushed.
"They're just kind people, never said a bad thing. Good guys," said classmate Michael Nordstrom.
The principal sent an email to parents about the loss and told students, grief counselors would be available.
Antony Giacomini is a family friend.
"I know their mom, and she's a stand up mom who lived for her children and it's devastating," Giacomini.
Addicott is grateful her son wasn't in the car, but she grieves for three young men who left behind so much.
"I can't tell you what a loss we feel," Addicott said.
Police don't know if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash. An investigation into the crash is underway.