Graduation time turns tragic for Elizabeth students killed in car wreck

? Friends and family are trying to cope with the loss of two Elizabeth High School seniors who were killed in a car crash in Linden.

Police say 17-year-old Thomas Wyndra and 19-year-old Manny Perez had just left graduation rehearsal and were headed to Woodbridge Mall with three other boys. According to investigators, Perez lost control of the Honda and hit a pole, causing the car to flip over. Friends claim the accident was caused by another car hitting their vehicle, but police have yet to confirm that account.

One of Wyndra?s friends was visibly shaken and teary over his death. She remembers him as an outgoing young man with a great personality who liked to play sports.

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