Lena Dunham Honors Girls Actor Who Died in a Framingham Car Crash
Actress Lena Dunham took to Instagram on Wednesday to honor Girls actor Nick Lashaway, who died in a three-car crash in Framingham over the weekend.
According to MetroWest Daily News, the 28-year-old actor from Hopkinton was found unconscious at the wheel of a burning Jeep on Sunday, May 8. After being pulled out of the vehicle by a retired Framingham police officer and his two sons, he was given CPR before being taken to the MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham.
Lashaway was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital, according to police.
The actor appeared opposite Dunham in a season 2 episode of Girls as a character named Frank. Lashaway’s credits also include roles in the Justin Timberlake starring movie In Time, Steve Carell’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Miley Cyrus’s The Last Song.
In a tribute posted on Instagram, Dunham said, “We are sending love to his family and friends and feeling such gratitude for his gifts.”
Just heard the incredibly sad news that Nick Lashaway was killed in a car accident on May 8th. Nick was such a talented, funny and kind person and we were so lucky to have him as a part of our Girls family when he played Frank in episode 207. We will always remember the week we shared with him, his playful smile, his easy instincts, how much he made us laugh even when we had to stay up all night in the woods. We are sending love to his family and friends and feeling such gratitude for his gifts. RIP sweet Nick.
The other two drivers involved in the incident on Badger Road were taken to separate area hospitals to be treated for their injuries.