BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) —Friends and teammates are mourning the death of a promising school athlete that was killed in a tragic car crash.

The victim, 17-year-old Alec Cosgrea, was known for his ability in the pool.

Alec Cosgrea’s swimming coach said that Alec had dreamed to make it to the Junior Nationals.

That dream was cut off in a tragedy on the night of Monday.

According to the police, Cosgrea was traveling on Greenspring Avenue when his vehicle spun out on a curve and crashed into a tree. He was brought to Maryland Shock Trauma where he eventually died.

A factor that contributed to the car crash was because of speed, according to Baltimore County Police Elise Armacost.

According to AAA, 20 percent of deadly car crashes involves the ages of 16 and 17-year-old drivers. These accidents happen during July and August.

During these times, teens are not in school and they spend more time driving their car, according to Christine Delise of Mid-Atlantic AAA.

More than a third of those accidents occur between the time of 9 in the evening and 6 in the morning. Cosgrea lost control of his car shortly before 10:30 in the evening.

The victim had just recently competed in his final summer swim team mit just hours before his tragic accident. He swam under North Baltimore Aquatic Club and was currently a senior at the McDonogh School.

At six years old, he started swimming for North Baltimore Aquatic Club. His mother and father, along with his two older brothers, are also swimmers.

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 Teen Swimmer Killed In Car Crash