EAST HADDAM, Conn. (WTNH) — A teen was killed in a crash on Mott Lane in East Haddam Wednesday night.
When responding troopers arrived on the scene, they located the victim, 16-year-old Connor Young. Young sustained fatal injuries from the collision and was later pronounced deceased at Hartford Hospital
The investigation shows Young was traveling westbound on Mott Lane. For an unknown reason, Young veered left, crossing the eastbound travel lane.
Young then left the roadway and struck a tree along the left side of the roadway. The vehicle came to a final, uncontrolled rest off of the right side of the eastbound travel lane facing south.
Brian Reas, East Haddam Public Schools superintendent, released a statement following the incident.
“East Haddam Public Schools lost a member of our student community last night. Connor Young passed away as a result of a vehicle accident. We are profoundly sad to lose this wonderful young man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Grief counselors are available at the schools to support our students and staff members,” wrote Superintendent Reas.
Thursday afternoon, teens were seen laying flowers at the site of the crash.
This is an active investigation. Police say any witnesses are asked to contact Trooper Sealy #1135 at Trooper K 860-465-5400.