A 19-year-old man from Windsor was killed in a crash on Interstate 84 in West Hartford Monday afternoon just two days before his birthday, and now Eyewitness News has learned that he had multiple convictions.
Stephen Elliott died after he lost control of his 2000 Honda Civic and was ejected from the car on I-84 between exits 41 and 43 at about 3:30 p.m., police said.
Eyewitness News has learned Elliott had his license for a short time, but he had a long history with the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles.
According to the DMV, Elliot was convicted of speeding three times. He was convicted twice for not obeying traffic signs and had his license suspended.
Elliott had his drivers license suspended for a month in January of this year, according to the DMV. He had it restored at the end of February after paying $175.
The crash shut down a portion of I-84 in West Hartford for hours. Many drivers were stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic for hours and others were shuffled to side roads.
Elliot just graduated from Porter and Chester Institute in Rocky Hill recently and his friends say he loved cars.
"The entire Porter and Chester community sends our deepest sympathy and condolences to Stephen's family and friends. We will have more information soon about a memorial service to honor Stephen's life," the school said in a statement to Eyewitness News Tuesday,
Elliot's friends told Eyewitness News he had graduated from the school's electrical program and had a job lined up.
On Wednesday, officials with Porter and Chester said the school plans to have grief counselors on hand.
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