Vigils to Be Held for Brothers Killed in East Hartford Crash

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013  |  Updated 12:53 PM EDT
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Vigils to Be Held for Brothers Killed in East Hartford Crash

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A tow truck removes a car from Forest Street in East Hartford after a crash killed two brothers and wounded a third passenger.

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Two teenage brothers died after a car went off the road on Forest Street in East Hartford early Sunday and their memorials and vigils are planned in their memory.

According to police, a BMW carrying four passengers went off the road and onto the lawn at 380 Forest Street around 4:15 a.m. on Sunday.

Brothers Robert Swain, 19, of 235 Main Street Apt. 2B2 in East Hartford and Landrew Swain, 17, of 33 Delmont Street in Manchester, died in the crash.

A third passenger, a 20-year-old man, was seriously injured and taken to Hartford Hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown.

Police said the 18-year-old driver was not hurt but was taken to St. Francis Hospital for an evaluation.

East Hartford police are investigating the crash.

A memorial for Robert Swain will take place on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the East Hartford High School football field.

Landrew Swain was a student at Manchester Regional Academy, starting in eighth grade and classmates and staff will gather from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Landrew attended Manchester Regional Academy for three years and Principal Bruce Thorndike said he was "kind hearted." He was a "team player" who was helpful with other students and enjoyed sports.

"There wasn't a mean bone in his body," Thorndike said.

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