Fatal plunge from garage blamed on high speed

July 17, 2002

OCEAN CITY - Speed, not faulty construction, has been blamed for the failure of steel restraining cables in an Ocean City parking garage where two men were killed Saturday.

Brian T. Donnellan and Stefan Forpin, both 23-year-old New York residents, were fatally injured when their Chevrolet Blazer broke through the barrier and fell 40 feet to the ground, according to a report.

Witnesses said the truck was traveling about 30 mph when it hit the cables. Ocean City's chief building official, Mike Richardson, said the cables appeared to have been structurally sound.

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