A memorial vigil that drew tons of was held on Sunday in Colchester for 2 of the WestConn Lacrosse gamers that had been tragically killed on Friday afternoon.
It was information that rocked the Western Connecticut State College group. Two of the varsity’s lacrosse gamers had been tragically killed Friday afternoon in a automobile crash that additionally left one different passenger significantly injured.
Tons of gathered to mourn the 2 Colchester residents, 18-year-old Jacob Chapman and 18-year-old Tyler Graham and had been requested to put on crimson, the 2 boys favourite shade. The vigil was held on the Colchester city inexperienced.
In response to nbcconnecticut.com, the accident that took the scholars’ lives occurred shortly earlier than 1 PM on Friday on Lake Hayward Highway close to the intersection of Route 354, an intersection that police and the Division of Public Works had been already engaged on plans to enhance the protection of.
In an incident report launched from Troop Okay, state police mentioned Chapman was driving a crimson 2010 Nissan Altima westbound on Route 354 when he tried to cross one other automobile at a excessive velocity. For an unknown cause, the automobile left the highway and collided with a metallic guardrail and a number of timber earlier than stopping down an embankment, in accordance with the incident abstract.
Two of the passengers within the entrance seat, Chapman and Graham died both on the crash web site or shortly after, and in accordance with State Police, the third passenger, Trey Massaro, 19, of Dalton, Massachusetts, was airlifted to Hartford Hospital with critical accidents. The police report additionally says that the automobile the scholars had been driving was going at a excessive price of velocity when the crash occurred.
Except for the vigil held on Sunday, Western Connecticut State College can be planning a vigil for the scholars and the College’s counseling heart has already met with the lacrosse workforce’s gamers and coaches. The varsity may also present counseling to college students and college and to any college students in Litchfield Corridor, the place Chapman and Graham lived.
All of us right here at Townsquare Media Danbury ship our deepest condolences to everybody affected by this horrible tragedy.