Two Dead in Woodbury Crash

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    NBCConnecticut.com
    Two men were killed in a crash in Woodbury last night.

    Two men were killed in a fiery crash on Route 317 in Woodbury on Tuesday night.

    Police, firefighters and EMS responded to a report of a car fire and crash on Route 317 at 10:30 p.m. and found a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta.

    State police said Nicholas Aleia, 19, of Bethlehem, was driving when the car spun out of control and caught fire.

    Aleia, and the passenger, David Metcalf, 21, of Woodbury, were trapped in the car and died at the scene, police said. 

    Aleia and Metcalf both attended Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury. Metcalf graduated in 2009 and Aleia graduated in 2012, according to Principal Andrew O'Brien.  Both participated in the school's agriscience program.

    A moment of silence was held at Nonnewaug Wednesday morning.

    "We have a very close-knit group here and you could really see that word had gotten out to the students, and it was a different morning," O'Brien said.

    Police are investigating and ask anyone with information to call Trooper Slaiby at Troop L at 860-626-7900, extension 5029. 

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