High schooler killed in Burlington fell from moving pickup truck

Published: May. 23, 2023 at 5:08 AM EDT|Updated: May. 23, 2023 at 12:52 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, CT (WFSB) - A 17-year-old girl died as a result of a fall from a pickup truck in Burlington, according to state police.

State police identified the woman as Sophie Ringquist of Burlington, a passenger in the Chevrolet Silverado.

In the early morning hours of Sunday, dispatchers said they received a report of a single-vehicle motor vehicle crash on Field View Drive.

Troopers arrived on the scene and found the woman with serious injuries.

According to the state police, the incident resulted from what they would only describe as “unknown events.”

“Initial information suggests that the passenger may have been injured as the result of a fall from the vehicle,” troopers said in their crash report. “All of the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation.”

Ringquist was transported to a local hospital.

According to the medical examiner’s office, she was later pronounced dead due to blunt impact injuries to her torso.

State police added that they were notified of the incident after Ringquist had been transported to the hospital.

School officials said Ringquist was a junior at Lewis Mills High School in Burlington.

Superintendent Howard Thiery sent a letter about her death to the Regional School District 10 school community.

It remained unclear on Tuesday if the driver will face charges. The investigation continues.

Anyone with information was asked to contact state police at 860-626-7900.

This is a developing story. Stay with Channel 3 for updates.