Jack Quindley, Nineteen, Died Sunday After Car Crash in Wareham
Jack Quindley was killed on Sunday when his car hit a guardrail on Interstate-195 in Wareham and both he and an 18-year-old passenger exited their vehicle to check damage, only to be struck by a BMW driven by 51-year-old man from Hyannis.
Everyone who knew Jack Quindley adored him. His unbridled passion made the town of Carver proud and his fierce competition left no one standing second best.
Early Life and Education
Jack Quindley was an enormously kind and generous individual who brought joy and delight to those he met, constantly looking to assist those in need and always with an infectious smile that lit up a room. Additionally, his commitment to family and friends remained undiminished.
Quindley died when his Nissan Xterra struck a guardrail on Interstate-195 in Wareham on Sunday morning, prompting an 18-year-old passenger and himself to exit their vehicle to inspect any damage; but an oncoming BMW driven by 51-year-old man struck them both, leaving one dead while two more experienced minor injuries, according to state police reports.
Holliston community came together in February to remember Jack through a 3v3 basketball tournament organized by student council and raised funds for a scholarship that will honor him by honoring students with strong passions for life and strong hearts.
People who knew Jack Quindley recall him as being an amusing, generous and compassionate individual who always put others before himself. His infectious smile could brighten a room and lift spirits with its brilliance.
Early this year, he was killed while inspecting his own car’s damage on I-195 eastbound in Wareham. Police stated that his 2000 Nissan Xterra left the highway due to unknown reasons and struck a guardrail; when he and an 18-year-old passenger got out to inspect damage they were struck by a 2008 BMW driven by a 51-year-old from Hyannis driving his way along I-195 eastbound.
Erin was his best big sister from Carver. Additionally, there is a significant extended family presence in Plymouth and Rhode Island.
Achievement and Honors
Jack Quindley made an indelible mark on those around him. His kindness was unmatched, never disappointing anyone in any way. A beloved basketball enthusiast, Jack was often the center of attention and boasted remarkable stories to tell.
Carver, Pennsylvania, is known for rallying behind those affected by tragedy, and they did just that for Jack Quindley and his family. A scholarship in his name will be given out annually and given to a student with big hearts and an affinity for competition – just like Jack.
Holliston High students gathered together on February 28 to honor Jack Quindley with a 3v3 basketball tournament, hosted by their student council and designed as part of an initiative to raise money for his scholarship fund in his name. This inaugural event raised over $500.
Jack Quindley was an unfailingly kind and generous soul who put others before himself. A natural athlete, he was known for his fierce dedication and relentless drive in every competition he participated in – so much so that second place awards often ended up in the trash can! He detested losing and would even toss them away after every race had completed!
On Sunday afternoon, Jack was driving his 2000 Nissan Xterra eastbound on Interstate 195 before Exit 21 in Wareham when it collided with a guardrail, striking it hard and injuring an 18-year-old passenger before pulling over for inspection of damage – when suddenly, an oncoming 2008 BMW driven by 51-year-old man from Hyannis struck them both, according to police.
Quindley and another driver were transported to Tobey Hospital, where she later passed away from her injuries sustained in the collision. Her co-driver also sustained minor injuries. As of now, its cause remains under investigation.