A 17-year-old who just graduated from Farmington High School has died and a 21-year-old is injured after a serious crash Saturday night.
Officers were called to a two-car accident in Farmington on Colt Highway at the intersection of Fienemann Road at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Police said Luke Roux, 17, of Farmington, and Jacob Coffey, 21, of Farmington, were taken to area hospitals for their injuries.
Investigators say Roux succumbed to his injuries and was later pronounced dead.
District officials said Roux was a graduate of the Farmington High School Class of 2022 and recently attended the graduation with his family by his side. He was to attend the University of Connecticut in the fall.
“Luke will be deeply missed in countless, profound ways. His kind and gentle personality throughout school, his perseverance and work ethic on and off the baseball diamond and hockey rink, and his outstanding academic achievements will be remembered by the student body of the public schools of Farmington. , faculty, staff and administration. Luke’s spirit of giving back to his community for a greater good and constantly stepping up as a leader, especially during tough times, will stay with us. We cherish every memory and feel honored to have known and been a part of Luke’s life for the past thirteen years. Our hearts are broken by the loss of such an extraordinary, kind and loved young man,” district officials said in part in a statement Sunday.
Counseling will be available at Farmington High School from 1-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Anyone in need of assistance can also call (860) 351-7419. The district said it would extend council days and hours if necessary.
The accident investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Farmington Police Department at (860) 675-2400.