Three Teens Die In Wolcott Crash

Oct 4, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Hartford Courant

“Oh my God, I thought it was a bomb”

Three Teens Die In Wolcott Crash Staff And Wire Reports 10:18 AM EDT, October 4, 2007 WOLCOTT - Police say three Wolcott High School students have died in an accident on East Street. via Hartford Courant

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“GIT 'ER DONE”

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Oct 4, 2007
 
God bless the family and friends and classmates.
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God bless the family and friends and classmates.
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Oct 4, 2007
 
My heart goes out to the parents of all the children. May our Lord walk beside them as they take small steps in the days ahead and may his Love fill your hearts with peace forevermore.
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driver arrested for alcohol crash in April. Arrested for possession of alcohol in September and wrecked four cars this year previous to this one.Predictable is preventable.Where were the parents.

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driver arrested for alcohol crash in April. Arrested for possession of alcohol in September and wrecked four cars this year previous to this one.Predictable is preventable.Where were the parents.
Point taken!

Sensitivity is what is the order of the day at this time. many of the young mans friends may visit here let them grieve for now.
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Friend wrote:
Nice job parents. You had well over a year to deal with your out of control kid and you failed miserably!
Shame on you!!! I am a friend of the mothers and cannot believe you. Whether it was a WRX or any other car it would not have mattered. There still remains a mother who lost her only two children and now carries the burden and pain of knowing that her son is responsible for the loss of someone elses child. People are grieving a very tragic loss and you should respect that and just remember that friends and family of these young kids will be on this site looking for comfort and not anger and hate. I cannot believe this is the appropriate forum to display such negativity!!!
You are right. "Whether it was a WRX or any other car it would not have mattered."
He managed to cut a Honda in two by crashing it into a tree and almost killing another former friend. His grieving parents should not have let him behind the wheel of ANY motorized vehicle.
And while I agree this was a tragic loss, it was destined to occur because of this young man's immaturity and obvious contempt of the law.
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I am ANGRY...I was traveling with my children on the morning while this reckless teen was on the road...how many more does it take to realize that any teen of not legal drinking age should not only have the license taken away by the state but by MOM and DAD until he turned 21 and had been taught the dangers of Drunk Driving... this child who was self destructing in front of everyones eyes and not 1 adult stopped him...I feel for the families loss... this was easily fixed by not letting behind and steering wheel of any car...my heart goes out to the the young girls family who was the passenger in the car...no parent should have to lose a child at such a young age...
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Nice job parents. You had well over a year to deal with your out of control kid and you failed miserably!
Shame on you!!! I am a friend of the mothers and cannot believe you. Whether it was a WRX or any other car it would not have mattered. There still remains a mother who lost her only two children and now carries the burden and pain of knowing that her son is responsible for the loss of someone elses child. People are grieving a very tragic loss and you should respect that and just remember that friends and family of these young kids will be on this site looking for comfort and not anger and hate. I cannot believe this is the appropriate forum to display such negativity!!!
You should be ashamed of yourself! I've known Anthony since grade school. He was a great person and you don't even know his parents so don't judge them. His parents are good people who love, care and miss there son right now. You should show some respect for him, his family and everyone who is getting though this tradgity right now.
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Oct 5, 2007
 
Have some compassion. Kids are kids and the tragedy happened. Not even a shred of hope for the parents. Anthony always loved to test the limits with anything and everything. That’s just his personality. And by the way- Anthony could do anything on a BMX bike as well. Instead of criticizing the parents, How about some compassion for them. No matter what and how it happened, their babies are gone. Both of them.
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Taken from the Waterbury Republican:
<< THEHISTORY >>> DRIVER’S RECORD INCLUDED TICKETS, DUI
BY GENNADY SHEYNER AND RANDY JAMES
REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN
WOLCOTT — When Anthony Apruzzese, drunk and driving about 90 mph, crashed his Hon­da Prelude into a tree on Beech­er Road six months ago, police said he was lucky to come out alive.
The collision, which ripped his car in two, was just the latest warning sign about Apruzzese’s reckless driving. Though he had had his driver’s license for just 14 months, he had received at least three speeding tickets and a host of other violations.
So his classmates weren’t surprised to learn Apruzzese was speeding on East Street Thursday when his Subaru WRX crashed into a utility truck, killing him, his sister Jes­sica, 14, and Jessica’s friend Thamara Correa, 15.
“He crashed just about every car he had,” said Apruzzese’s close friend, Shelby Mc­Manamy, 17.>>
Nice job parents. You had well over a year to deal with your out of control kid and you failed miserably!
Instead of a WRX you should have gotten him a BMX.
Give me a break

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mena wrote:
I am ANGRY...I was traveling with my children on the morning while this reckless teen was on the road...how many more does it take to realize that any teen of not legal drinking age should not only have the license taken away by the state but by MOM and DAD until he turned 21 and had been taught the dangers of Drunk Driving... this child who was self destructing in front of everyones eyes and not 1 adult stopped him...I feel for the families loss... this was easily fixed by not letting behind and steering wheel of any car...my heart goes out to the the young girls family who was the passenger in the car...no parent should have to lose a child at such a young age...
I take the tag numbes down and call the cops to file a complaint immediately. Tired of teenage drivers.
As for compassion, i feel for the parties involved...however, kids that drive too fast, under the influence or anything else-put other people's lives at risk. No one has a right to do that.
I'm sick of it.
Time to change the laws and protect immature kids from idiot decisions their parents make (giving them souped up cars-please)-what were they thinking?...laws need to be changed to keep kids alive-since the parents haven't a clue.
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You should be ashamed of yourself! I've known Anthony since grade school. He was a great person and you don't even know his parents so don't judge them. His parents are good people who love, care and miss there son right now. You should show some respect for him, his family and everyone who is getting though this tradgity right now.
I am a friend of Donna's and I was trying to respond to "Spoiled Rottens" quote by cutting and pasting what he said. I am sorry I am not as computer literate as some but I was truly upset by the hurtful comments made toward my friend. I am sorry if you misunderstood.
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I live in Wolcott, and when i heard about this yesterday morning, the news hit me hard.Though i didnt know any of the kids involved, i myself just turned 30 and i rememeber what it felt like to have life by the you-no-whats.you feel invincible. You hear your parent's voice telling you to be careful - you even get grounded for being reckless. But it doesnt stop you from just being you. for better or for worse. Though a part of me agrees - and has been thinking the same thing- regarding the parents permissable attitude towards such irresponsible behavior and lack of respect for the priveledge of driving- the fact still remains that they lost 2 kids. 2. at one time. Do you think these thoughts dont cross their own minds? do you think they dont already blame themselves to some degree? Most mistakes we make in life can be forgiven, or taken back. Some cant. Does anyone else know how it feels to be helpless to change something so horrible? Blame is not what they need right now-it's support to get through this moment.
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Spoiled Rotten wrote:
Taken from the Waterbury Republican:
<< THEHISTORY >>> DRIVER’S RECORD INCLUDED TICKETS, DUI
BY GENNADY SHEYNER AND RANDY JAMES
REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN
WOLCOTT — When Anthony Apruzzese, drunk and driving about 90 mph, crashed his Hon­da Prelude into a tree on Beech­er Road six months ago, police said he was lucky to come out alive.
The collision, which ripped his car in two, was just the latest warning sign about Apruzzese’s reckless driving. Though he had had his driver’s license for just 14 months, he had received at least three speeding tickets and a host of other violations.
So his classmates weren’t surprised to learn Apruzzese was speeding on East Street Thursday when his Subaru WRX crashed into a utility truck, killing him, his sister Jes­sica, 14, and Jessica’s friend Thamara Correa, 15.
“He crashed just about every car he had,” said Apruzzese’s close friend, Shelby Mc­Manamy, 17.>>
Nice job parents. You had well over a year to deal with your out of control kid and you failed miserably!
Instead of a WRX you should have gotten him a BMX.
I'm sorry you feel that way. But here in Wolcott,all of us feel pain our friends and classmates died. Just because they made the wrong decision doesn't mean their families(who are very wonderful people,by the way)have to put up with people insulting their kids.
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As mu Old Aunt said...Learn from it as Best you Can!...A Sad Event.
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My heart goes out to the parents of this young children. I' m sure they would do anything to have played this out differently by not letting their son drive after such a horrific accident 6 months ago .But what's done is done and life can't be put on rewind. They need our prayers at this time not blame.I'm sure they have enough of that themselves. Maybe we can all learn from this and be tougher on our children when it comes to making decisions on their driving limitations. Maybe laws should be more strict so that a license gets suspended for longer than 90 days...perhaps 2 years...for an accident caused by speed and alcohol.Maybe just one child's life will be saved in the future from having seen the anguish of parents, relatives and friends of these 3 young teens.Maybe we all need to realize there but for the grace of God go I.

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Middlebury wrote:
My heart goes out to the parents of this young children. I' m sure they would do anything to have played this out differently by not letting their son drive after such a horrific accident 6 months ago .But what's done is done and life can't be put on rewind. They need our prayers at this time not blame.I'm sure they have enough of that themselves. Maybe we can all learn from this and be tougher on our children when it comes to making decisions on their driving limitations. Maybe laws should be more strict so that a license gets suspended for longer than 90 days...perhaps 2 years...for an accident caused by speed and alcohol.Maybe just one child's life will be saved in the future from having seen the anguish of parents, relatives and friends of these 3 young teens.Maybe we all need to realize there but for the grace of God go I.
AMEN! AMEN!AMEN!!!!
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Nice job parents. You had well over a year to deal with your out of control kid and you failed miserably!
Shame on you!!! I am a friend of the mothers and cannot believe you. Whether it was a WRX or any other car it would not have mattered. There still remains a mother who lost her only two children and now carries the burden and pain of knowing that her son is responsible for the loss of someone elses child. People are grieving a very tragic loss and you should respect that and just remember that friends and family of these young kids will be on this site looking for comfort and not anger and hate. I cannot believe this is the appropriate forum to display such negativity!!!
negativity? how much sympathy can you have for a parent who was given many chances to prevent this from happening and did nothing...thank God the driver they hit was not killed...and how could someone allow there daughter to get in the car of a son who is out of control.Get over it...
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I've seen so many of these it is unreal. My heart breaks for the parents and those hurting. I don't know the real answer, other than to pray it doesn't happen again even though I know someone else will make a mistake like this again. I'm so sorry for those grieving. Please support them in your prayers. Now is not the time for blame, but reflection on their good. There is always time to blame.

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I've seen so many of these it is unreal. My heart breaks for the parents and those hurting. I don't know the real answer, other than to pray it doesn't happen again even though I know someone else will make a mistake like this again. I'm so sorry for those grieving. Please support them in your prayers. Now is not the time for blame, but reflection on their good. There is always time to blame.
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MY thanks for the good work you do.
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Of all the people grieving over this my deepest sympathies go out to the parents of the girl who was riding in the back seat. She was certainly the most innocent of them all and although she probably knew that Anthony was a reckless and very dangerous driver, at 14 nothing is cooler than getting a ride home in a car rather than the bus and she took a chance.

I'm sorry to say I do not have anything warm and fuzzy to say to Anthony's parents. They were as reckless as he by enabling him to have the chance to wreak the havoc he did upon the entire town of Wolcott.

Just what did they not understand about his total disregard for safety, the law, or respect of other human beings? After nearly killing himself and another teenager while driving drunk they once again unleashed him upon the driving and pedestrian public in a high performance automobile so he could rack up a couple of more speeding tickets. This kid was SCREAMING for help and instead of throwing him a lifeline they threw him an anchor.

Shameful, totally shameful.

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