Victim of fatal crash identified as high school student
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The victim of a fiery traffic crash in Connecticut last week was identified by his school Tuesday as a 17-year-old high school senior.
Liam Declan Devine was the victim of the crash Friday on Interstate 84 in Newtown, Immaculate High School in Danbury posted on its Facebook page.
“It is with great sadness that we share the passing of beloved Immaculate student, Liam Devine '20. Please join the Immaculate family as we pray for Liam, his family and all those mourning his loss," the post said.
School staff remembered him for his intelligence, outgoing personality and love of sports.
“If you’re in the classroom, you know Liam is there because he's not quiet or reserved,” his school counselor, Kathleen Maloney, told The News-Times.
The honors student had been accepted into college, where he planned to pursue a career in sports journalism and analytics, according to his obituary. He leaves behind his parents and two siblings.
State police said that at about 10:30 p.m. Friday, the car he was driving left the roadway, entered a grassy shoulder, continued up a grass embankment, struck a large tree and burst into flames.
The crash remains under investigation.