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RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) – Two families are mourning the loss of their teenage boys after a deadly early morning crash. It happened in Ridley Township around 1 a.m. Monday morning.

Authorities estimate the Honda Civic involved was traveling nearly twice the 35 mile per hour speed limit. It was split in 3 pieces when the vehicle stuck a pole.

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Police identified the driver as 19-year-old Alex Gray and his passenger, 18-year-old Christian Bauerle, both of Wilmington, Delaware. Bauerle would’ve turned 19 tomorrow, Christmas day.

Family members told Eyewitness News that Bauer-Lee lost his mother four months ago and he also leaves behind an 18-month-old son.

“He’s a caring heart, quiet but extremely caring and loving,” Bauerle’s aunt, Julie Bauerle said. “Loved animals, children his family his friends. Just an overall good kid.”

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“We just went through this four months ago with his mom so it’s all too raw and unfortunately a little too familiar. We’re gonna stay together and get through the holidays as best we can as family which is shrinking in size…and take it day-to-day,” she said.

Bauerle had set up a Facebook charity for his birthday. He was trying to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. You can donate to Bauerle’s cause here.