Glastonbury Teen Remembered

Jane Modlesky, 17, was killed in a car crash Sunday morning.

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    Her car crashed into a tree. (Published Monday, Jul 15, 2013)

    A Glastonbury teenager killed in a car crash over the weekend is being remembered as an outstanding student leader and athlete.

    Jane Modlesky, 17, died Sunday morning after crashing the 2008 Honda Pilot she was driving into a tree on Woodhaven Road in Glastonbury.

    Flowers and a lacrosse stick now decorate the tree where the fatal crash happened.

    Modlesky would have been a senior at Glastonbury High School in the fall. She played varsity lacrosse and volunteered with the school's Big Brothers Big Sisters program, according to Dr. Nancy Bean, the school's principal.

    "This is such a tragic loss to my senior class and to the GHS community. Jane was a vibrant student," said Bean.

    A neighbor called 911 about 5:30 Sunday morning after noticing part of a car door in the road and the vehicle crashed into a tree, according to police.

    By the time rescue crews arrived, there was nothing they could do to help the teen.

    "When the police arrived, they found the vehicle into a tree and they found a single female victim inside the vehicle and she was pronounced dead at the scene," said Agent James Kennedy of the Glastonbury Police Department.

    Police are now trying to determine where Modlesky was coming from and where she was headed at the time of the crash. At this point, they have not determined what caused the crash.

    "These types of investigations are extremely meticulous and it takes a lot of time to piece the puzzles together," said Kennedy.

    Family and friends are trying to make sense of the tragedy.

    "It's a great loss and our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time," said Bean.

    Counselors are available to students and staff who need them.