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Mom can’t understand why son was abandoned after crash

David Julien’s mother says she doesn’t understand why his son’s friendsleft him unconscious in the back seat of a car after it crashed into apower pole.

David Julien’s mother says she doesn’t understand why his son’s friends left him unconscious in the back seat of a car after it crashed into a power pole.

“I don’t blame them for David being with them in the car — that was his choice,” Laurel Cameron told CBC News yesterday about the fatal accident that claimed her 15-year-old’s son life.

“I am having a very hard time understanding why they left him.”

Matthew Lesley Grimm and Thomas Glen Dixon, both of Cole Harbour, are charged in relation to the crash on Cranberry Crescent in Dartmouth around 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Grimm, who police say was behind the wheel of the white Honda Accord that sped out of control and slammed into the pole, is charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, two counts of breach of an undertaking and one count of breach of probation.

Dixon is facing one charge of breach of an undertaking.

Witnesses say after the crash, the driver and other passenger took off running from the vehicle while Julien, who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, was unconscious in the back seat.

The Dartmouth resident and Grade 10 student at Prince Andrew High School died at the scene. Grimm and Dixon turned themselves into police just before noon on Monday.

Police say speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.