LEBANON, Conn. (WTNH) – Lebanon is mourning the loss of a Lyman Memorial High School senior who died in a crash Saturday morning.
State police said the family of Camrynn Reynolds called Troop K in Colchester at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday when he didn’t come home.
Troopers found Reynolds in his car at around 3:45 a.m. in a wooded area off Norwich Road near Savin Lake Park in Lebanon. He was later pronounced dead.
Flowers and a Monster drink hat were placed around a wooden cross at a growing memorial just yards away from where his vehicle was found.
State police said there doesn’t appear to be criminal aspects to the crash, and the investigation is ongoing.
School psychologists, counselors and social workers from Lebanon Elementary School and Lebanon Middle School will be at Lyman to support students and staff.
“During these difficult times, it is crucial that we, as a close-knit community, come together to offer support, solace, and strength to one another,” Lebanon Public School’s Superintendent Andrew Gonzalez said. “Our hearts are joined in shared sorrow, and together, we will find the courage to navigate the path ahead.”
Reynolds’ mother said he just turned 18 on Oct. 18. She said he loved cars, worked hard and had a big heart. He was also a member of the Future Farmers of America.
His death has hit the community hard.
“It’s devastating,” said Kevin Cwikla, Lebanon’s first selectman. “You know, we’re a small community.”
District officials said the soccer games scheduled for Monday night will go on as scheduled, and the homecoming dance will be rescheduled.
Additional information about support and grief counseling was released.
- The library will be the main gathering point for anyone who needs support.
- There will be breakout rooms for more private counseling sessions as needed.
- Therapy dogs will be on-site for staff and students.
- Additional substitute teachers have been called to support classrooms.
- If you feel your child is best supported by being home with your family, contact the main office attendance line at (860) 642-5744.
- The school has plans to adjust the end of the grading period.
- If there are any special circumstances that you feel our support team should be aware of, please reach out to School Counselor Dave Tedesco (860) 642-5682, School Counselor Darlene Loukides (860) 642-5685, School Social Worker Sabena Escott (860) 642-5684, School Psychologist Melanie Dunphy (860) 642-3031, Asst. Principal Susan Mike (860) 642-3568 or Principal James Apicelli (860) 642-3547.
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