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.