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Fatal Crash Subject of Windsor Police Investigation

The family of 17-year-old Windsor-resident Christopher Torres will receive friends on Tues., Sept. 11. Torres lost his life in an early morning crash on September 7.

Friends and family of Christopher E. Torres are in mourning as they prepare to say goodbye to the 17-year-old Windsor youth, who lost his life in a tragic automobile accident on Sept. 7, according to his obituary.

The early morning crash is under investigation and partially closed a road in Windsor, according to a WFSB report.

According to Torres' obituary, the life-long Windsor resident was a senior at Options in Hartford and "was in the process of enlisting in the U.S. Army, where he planned to serve as an attack helicopter mechanic after graduation."

Torres, Courant.com reports, succumbed to injuries he sustained in the crash when the car he was riding in hit a utility pole.

Torres was accompanied by three juveniles, all of whom fled the scene, and Torres was transported to the hospital after a 911 call from an unknown caller was made, Courant.com's report continues, quoting Windsor Police Chief Kevin Searles as having said the three youths who fled the scene "just got scared and took off."

The Torres family will receive friends Tues., Sept. 11 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Carmon Funeral Home on Bloomfield Avenue. The funeral will be held on Wed., Sept. 12, 10 a.m. at Windsor's Grace Episcopal Church.

Jaclyn Farnham September 13, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Auntie - I'm so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family. I can't imagine what you are going through.
Malvi Lennon September 13, 2012 at 07:32 PM
@Auntie: To say I am sorry for your loss sounds so lame, but I cannot find any words that could express the injustice of this situation or lessen your pain. I pray for you and your family. May you find comfort knowing your nephew is with God - forever living in joy? Maybe knowing of his happiness can somehow sooth your pain. Just my opinion I do not know Richard but I do not think he was passing “judgment” in the way we all understand the word. As a parent, our worst fear is the loss of our child. When such a horrible loss happens to someone else it shows us just how vulnerable we ALL are. I think it is a form of self-protection when we try to “reason” how it happened to another but it cannot happen to me because … (each finished the sentence in the way we find most re-assuring).
Jaclyn Farnham September 13, 2012 at 08:09 PM
I disagree... every single parent of a driving teenager today knows that car accidents are the #1 killer of our children. We KNOW this can happen to us. We are MADD and the media is not getting the message. The laws are slowly changing though and I can tell you that the driver will not be treated as a juvenile if this is a DUI case in CT anymore, especially because it resulted in a death, a 16 or 17 year old driver is an adult in the eyes of the law. He is in big trouble and so this becomes the message and the example - only too late for both boys.
Malvi Lennon September 13, 2012 at 08:45 PM
@Jaclyn: I agree with you - you are talking facts I am referring to emotion - denial runs deep. The laws should change. If the young man driving was intoxicated he should be punished. Bck in 10 the daughter of a legislator was involved in an alcohol related accident which also killed a girl and injured another. The young woman is serving prison time. Yes the laws need to take drinking and driving seriously.
Jaclyn Farnham September 14, 2012 at 06:02 PM
That is the tragedy that opened my eyes, and hopefully a lot of others. The daughter of a legislator is in prison for killing her best friend... it could happen to anyone.

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