Two Sheehan High School students were seriously injured after a car crashed into a tree just north of Route 68 in Wallingford, police said.
“Everyone is giving their prayers and thoughts toward the two boys,” Katie Tappetta, a Sheehan High School sophomore, said.
The driver lost control of the 2009 Toyota Scion while on a straight stretch and went off the road before violently hit a tree around 3:00 p.m. A 16-year-old and 15-year-old inside a vehicle were extricated from the car, according to officers.
Police said the two boys had just left a football meeting at the high school.
The teens were transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment.
Their names are not being released.
On Friday night, police said the driver is conscious and stable but has several broken bones, while the passenger is unconscious with a head injury.
Police are trying to determine if speed was a factor in the crash.