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SOUTHBURY, CT (WFSB) -- A school community is left grieving after a teenager was killed in a crash Monday night, and another suffered serious injuries.

According to police, 17-year-old Ryan Rutledge, of Southbury, died Monday night after his Jeep went off Roxbury Road and into the nearby river.

Rutledge was a junior at Pomperaug High School.

School officials said counseling services are being provided for students and staff at this time.

Another teenager, a 16-year-old from Woodbridge, was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash and suffered serious injuries.

A GoFundMe page has been set up, which can be found by clicking here.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Someone from the left should cry for “tough” teen driving laws. Oh, wait, we already have those.


You are so dumb. This has nothing to do with politics. You have clearly never responded to something like this and it shows. People died and all you can do is be an a$$. Go get vaccinated.

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