Marcus Rogers Obituary, Death – After a 16-year-old student and his grandfather were found dead on Tuesday evening in Torrington, the community surrounding the Wolcott Tech school is allegedly in a state of turmoil on Wednesday. It was approximately 7:30 p.m. when their Chevrolet Equinox was involved in a head-on collision on Route 44 in Winsted, close to Coe Street, according to the sources that spoke with FOX61 about the incident.
Marcus Rogers, a student at Wolcott Tech in Torrington, and his grandfather, William O’Leary, of Plymouth, who was 84 years old, both died in a car accident that the authorities have described as a horrific and needless incident. After making contact with Wolcott Tech for comment, FOX61 was informed that the school is currently operating in crisis mode on Wednesday.
Even pupils attending schools located nearby were affected by the news. Ewan Oakes-Rogers, age 18, a student at The Gilbert School, stated that his classmates and he had been discussing the topic during the entirety of the school day. “Having known that guy, it was kind of sad when we all heard who it was because we all had an idea because we saw the car—we were like, yeah, that’s his car.
It was kind of sad when we all heard who it was because we all had an idea because we saw the car. It’s just kind of awful to know that someone who lived in our town and who we all kind of grew up around has died away.” The driver of the Lexus, Torrington resident Glen Ragin, age 23, suffered injuries but is anticipated to make a full recovery.
According to the police, when he started driving in the other lane, he was attempting to get around a box truck that was in the way. His passenger, who is 18 years old and was involved in the accident, was taken to Hartford Hospital with a fractured femur. The investigation is being conducted jointly by the State Police and the Winchester Police Department. “At this moment, our officers are collaborating closely with the CARS Unit of the State Police in an effort to determine what led to the crash.
According to Sgt. Kevin Kinahan, the Interim Chief of the Winchester Police Department, “It is a horrific tragedy, and our hearts simply go out to the family and friends of the folks who perished in this disaster.” Because of the inquiry, Route 44 was closed for a number of hours, but it has subsequently been made available to drivers again. Anyone who may have seen the collision is urged to call the Winchester Police Department at the number (860) 379-2721 and provide their information.