Three Teens Die In Wolcott Crash

Oct 4, 2007 Full story: Hartford Courant 298

“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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disgusted

Bristol, CT

#296 Jun 23, 2008
Yet another wolcott mom wrote:
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I feel the same and agree with you totally. You'd never know that these 3 teens died in Wolcott such a short time ago by how the teens are driving. It actually seems like they are even more out of control now.
I had to drive the entire length of Woodtick Rd. last week, and it's not just the teens. There are so many houses & driveways on that road; it's hilly & curvy & lots of signs about children at play, blind person in the area, blind driveways, a school--cripe, I felt that even the posted speed limit was a little fast for the area. Doing the posted speed, though, had people on my *ss, so I upped it by 5 mph, and that didn't make the people behind me happy, either. And they weren't teens. We need to stop holding our teens to a standard that we don't even hold ourselves to.
Yet another wolcott mom

Wolcott, CT

#297 Jun 23, 2008
it's not JUST teens, but obviously teens have alot less experience on the roads and their not mature, which includes their brains haven't totally matured as a teen. If somebody is on your ass, why "up your speed by 5mph"?? Let them wait or let them pass. If you're doing the posted speed limit and you already think it's a little too fast, don't let the person behind you force you to go faster.
I lost my Love

Wolcott, CT

#298 Aug 14, 2008
sad wrote:
I just googled my friend's name who passed away and this is what I found....I can't really believe that months later people have such nasty things to say. It was a horrible accident and it's terrible that you all talk so much trash. Why don't you use your time more wisely and get out into the community and make a difference by educating teens and parents so this doesn't continue to happen. It's sad that you use your free time to critique the parenting of others.
I agree, Dont talk about it, be about it and if you dont plan on doing anything just be quiet. Keep your trash talking to yourself.
Yet Another Wolcott Mom

Epping, NH

#299 Aug 15, 2008
I think plenty of people are doing something about it...that's why the state of CT is starting all the new rules/laws like the new curfew. People are taking action, but no matter how many laws there are, it all comes down to the teens paying attention on the roads...everybody paying more attention on the roads and ignoring their phones and all the other gadgets of today.
saddened

Costa Mesa, CA

#300 Sep 2, 2008
please let these three beautiful children just rest in peace so that their families may do the same.
close classmate

Exeter, NH

#301 Oct 27, 2008
At the time of the accident i was a freshmen at wolcott high school and was very close friends with the victims.Now i am a sophomore and im still so sick of everyone criticizing these kids and their parents. Unless you knew these kids and their parents you have no right to say anything bad about how they drove who they drove with when they were driving and what they drove. I knew all three kids and they were the nicest kids in the world, including anthony. He was not a "pompous punk" he loved his friends and his family more than any regular teenager does. Their mothers and fathers and other family members loved their kids to heaven and back and that will never change. So, saying negative things about them and their family is not going to 1.make anyone feel better about this horrid accident and 2. change anything about october 4th of 2007. So please just stop the bickering about these victims and their parents if you did not know them and ESPECIALLY if you dont even live in wolcott !
Yet Another Wolcott Mom

Epping, NH

#302 Nov 2, 2008
Alot of the people who have commented are people who's neighborhoods he was speeding through erraticly...I think they have every right to comment since he thought he had every right to endanger their lives and their childrens lives. He made it their business. Its very sad it happened, but it should have and could have been prevented. Hopefully others will learn from it and possibly prevent their children from getting in accidents. A good predictor of the future is the past and you have to take a good long hard look at somebody's past driving record (as short as it may be) and chances are it won't change dramaticly and won't become slower and safer, so just take away the keys!!
mike reynolds

Wolcott, CT

#303 Jan 10, 2009
this kids parents killed these children the kids never should have been allowed to drive such a fast car.......the parents should kill themselves
DMNCN

Apo, AE

#304 Mar 1, 2009
Yes although i work for law enforcement this is a horrible situation. Where were the parents. It drives me insane that parents can be blinded by their own imperfections. But even perfection has its flaws. This teen never should have received his license back. I put some blame on the state and the police. But also law makers and voters. Everyone plays a role. We as society join together to make laws and rules. The real question is why didn't "we" take the license away. Why did "we" allow countless chances. My heart goes the all the families that were impacted by this event. But maybe this will serve as a reminder that parents need to open their eyes to the ever changing society and the change in young adolescent behavior.
they were like my family

Hartford, CT

#305 Jul 29, 2009
Yet Another Wolcott Mom wrote:
I think plenty of people are doing something about it...that's why the state of CT is starting all the new rules/laws like the new curfew. People are taking action, but no matter how many laws there are, it all comes down to the teens paying attention on the roads...everybody paying more attention on the roads and ignoring their phones and all the other gadgets of today.
The state of CT isnt doing anything about teen driving, bumping up the age limit isn't going to help anything. Every time something goes on about car accidents with teens or the new "laws" Governor Jody Rell, brings up Anthony and his record, and the accident, its hard enough people are still mourning about this accident, we dont need to be reminded and see pictures. It's not just the teens, there are many adults who are just as bad. It's stupid to be bickering about this almost 2 years after this accident. Just drop the subject because its not going to help anything or bring them back. A lot of you didn't know Anthony like i did, and to still be arguing about it, Anthony would be ashamed of all of you.
they were like my family

Hartford, CT

#306 Jul 29, 2009
Rich wrote:
It's sad how people are trying to paint the kid in a good light. If anything he should be made an example. A spoiled brat who didn't care about others lives. He should be an example for others, not mourned.
he wasnt a spoiled brat none of you guys even know him, he made mistakes how many have you made when you were a kid, Anthony was the greatest brother you wish you can have. how dare you paint him over like some careless kid because he wasnt
they were like my family

Hartford, CT

#307 Jul 29, 2009
Stop Speeding wrote:
It would be nice to hear from some more of the wolcott teens who saw some of the wrong things that were done by anthony...we've heard enough from the kids who think that he was totally innocent and never did anything wrong...that only proves to all of us how young and immature you really are and that you shouldn't be driving at all at that age. We know that you're mature when you can admit the wrong in what was done and learn from it. anybody??
Listen you bastard, you know nothing about anthony and how he lived, he did mess up quite a few times but he was a great person to everyone he met, you don't know one thing that this kid did that was great
BETHANY CAHSSANDRA

Wolcott, CT

#308 Jan 25, 2010
Lisa wrote:
Bethany...you want us to give anthony's family respect?? did they give all of us respect when they kept handing the punk keys to cars after totalling the last car and getting a DUI? I think NOT!! If i didn't know any better, they were pushing him to eventually create a tragedy. They are just lucky that he didn't take even more people down with him when he went...he could have hit a mini van full of kids head on and killed 7 others. I feel sorry for innocent parties when tragedies happen, not people who create them. I don't consider Anthony's family innocent. Tham's family is innocent. If Anthony's parents have enough money to keep buying the kid cars, then they have more than enough money for when Tham's parents sue their asses! I wonder if Anthony's parents are regretting being the cool parents instead of being responsible loving parents.
LISA!!!!!it's very imature that you would take sides between the two families. are you for real?!? EVERYONE who new jess, ant and tham are still dealing with this. you just don't understand how rude you sound call a child who has died a punk. and you of all peolple should know something about mistakes since you just disrespected the dead ands their family. people and parents make mistakes all the time it's part of learning!
Dirty Water

Manchester Center, VT

#309 Feb 19, 2010
This is Mind Numbing. Tragic, Yes. Horrible, Yes. Unexpected? No. Someone else's fault but the driver going way over the speed limit with a horrific driving record? No. It is impossible to take away the fact that a child lost his life and murdered the other two that were with him. Human error, whatever the reason, is what occured here. Get over it.
let them rest in peace

Meriden, CT

#310 May 10, 2010
just remember were young ,never did it cross are minds that we could die. we just did what we did and we made to the other side ,the accident happened who was right who was wrong nothing will change what happened ...it is sad that there young lives are loss that all the families have to deal with if i did this and if maybe we did that ..sometimes it just the way life is suppose happen .not fair ..i did not know these families .ihad dealt with the murder of my brother who was shot at 17 years old and he didn't derserve that ,someone shooting him . i have hated and felt anger and letting go of that anger help me move on ...my prayers are with you all ..and to the driver who i pray for even more iknow you didn't mean it may god take care of you guys ..
Spitting facts

Reading, MA

#311 Jun 27, 2012
I haven't forgotten about this and it seems like everyone else had. We can't forget that this scumbag was encouraged to kill those girls from that sickening excuse for a human being, the mother. These kids would still be alive if his mother had cared even alittle bit about the lives of those kids. If either one was a semi-responsible parent, they should have taken his keys and license away from the first moment he decided to get a speeding ticket, never mind the follow up DUI, accidents, and other speeding infraction. She let him murder those girls and although we can all be thankful he's dead, it's a shame the girls are gone and the mother is still alive.
M.Feelgood, M.D.

Boston, MA

#313 Nov 30, 2012
Everyone is so quiet about this now. Did the murderer-creating mother finally do the city a favor and slit her wrists?
Dr. Feelgood

West Roxbury, MA

#314 Mar 19, 2013
BETHANY CAHSSANDRA wrote:
<quoted text>LISA!!!!!it's very imature that you would take sides between the two families. are you for real?!? EVERYONE who new jess, ant and tham are still dealing with this. you just don't understand how rude you sound call a child who has died a punk. and you of all peolple should know something about mistakes since you just disrespected the dead ands their family. people and parents make mistakes all the time it's part of learning!
Hey was a punk. He was a shiftless miscreant punk and deserved to die.

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