A Southington High School student who just started senior year passed away on Sunday after a Friday night crash, according to school district officials.
On Sunday evening, a large of group of students gathered at the high school to remember their classmate. The vigil was organized by students.
Police have yet to release the student's name to the public.
"Such a tragedy, expecting to have a tremendous senior year and then all of a sudden it's gone,” said Timothy Connellan, Superintendent of Southington Public Schools. "It's so tragic when something like this happens,” he said.
Fire department officials said the crash that occurred after 10 p.m. on Friday involved two vehicles, one of which hit a power pole, bringing down power lines. The victim, a minor, had to be extricated from a vehicle and was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury and later to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, according to fire officials.
Counselors, psychologists and social workers will be on hand when students are back in school on Tuesday.