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Somerset County Community Mourns 18-Year-Old Teen's Tragic Death

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SOMERSET CO., Md - Tuesday night was very emotional for one Somerset County community, after a young man, with a bright future, died in a devastating car crash Monday night.

"He was one of the most amazing people out there," says Chandler Davis, a fellow classmate of Mason. "He was going to change the world somehow."

The Asbury United Methodist Church in Crisfield was packed with 18-year-old Brad Mason's family members, friends, and loved ones. A recent Crisfield High School graduate and valedictorian, he was heading to the University of Maryland College Park in the fall to study engineering, until a tragic accident took his life.

"He was ready for life out of high school, it just doesn't seem right," says Bradley Long, a fellow classmate and band member with Mason.

His fellow graduating class all wore their blue senior shirts and purple band shirts in his honor. Authorities say Mason lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree just before 5:30 PM on Monday. He was flown to PRMC where he died from his injuries.

"My heart dropped when I heard the news, he doesn't deserve this," says Davis.

"He was always a cautious person, drove with his seatbelt on, drove the speed limit," says Caleb Evans, another one of Mason's classmates.

Fellow classmates, band members, and friends say Brad was a drum major, all-star trumpet player, member of NHS, the school board, and member many other organizations.

"He was the best student you could really find, I tried to be the straight-A student he was, but he was the best," says Long.

Above all, Mason was known for always helping others, and a huge role model to many.

"He was the best guy you could know in this small town, he represented us," says Long.

"We wish he we could be here longer, but I believe what he's done will last a lifetime," says Tyler Tibbitts, another fellow classmate of Mason.

Student Services were on hand after Tuesday's service, along with counselors, who will be available for students as they grieve over this tragic loss.

The County Sheriff's Office says they are still investigating the crash, but they say Mason was wearing his seatbelt, and alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this incident.

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