Thea Digiammerino

Community Holds Fundraiser for 2 Wallingford Teens Recovering After Crash

A simple night out at a softball game turned into a major event for two teenagers from Wallingford.

In March Jordan Davis and Tre Childers were involved in a horrible car crash. Now the community is rallying around them during their long recovery.

“Nothing but God’s grace and mercy,” said Ernest Childers.

Ernest Childers counts his blessings watching his son and his son’s friend out and about after surviving a violent car crash last month in Wallingford.

“I’m great. I’m doing really good,” said Jordan Davis.

Jordan and Tre were in the car together when police say the Toyota Scion lost control and hit a tree on Highland Avenue near Route 68.

The violent impact sent the two Sheehan High School students to the hospital with serious injuries.

“It’s really heartbreaking to hear something like this happen,” said Sheehan junior Riley Wolcheski.

That’s why students decided to help the pair. At Wednesday’s Sheehan softball game against Lyman Hall, fundraisers collected money for the boys’ medical bills.

“Anything that happens, we’re really close. So we just wanted to do something really nice for the families and all that because we know they’re going through a really hard time right now,” said Sheehan senior Sam Iannone.

Now with both Tre and Jordan out of the hospital, the boys and their families credit the community for helping with the recovery, which still has a ways to go.

“Really thankful for all of the support that everyone came out, visited in the hospital and everything,” said Tre.

“It means a lot and all of the support, it’s absolutely amazing,” said Jordan.

Jordan hopes to be back in school next week, while for Tre it’s going to take a little bit longer.

We reached out to police for an update on the investigation but have not yet heard back.

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