SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Extra counselors are scheduled to be on hand at a Connecticut high school following the death in a car crash over the holiday weekend of a popular student.
Authorities say Southington High School senior Julia Bruno was involved in a crash on Friday, and died at the hospital on Sunday. She was just days shy of her 18th birthday.
Police say Bruno was involved in a collision with a car driven by a 76-year-old woman on the Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike at about 10:30 Friday. Bruno’s car then hit a telephone pole.
Principal Frank Pepe remembered Bruno, a member of the volleyball team, as “an athlete, an academic” and a “pure-hearted girl” at a vigil Sunday.
At least six additional support staff will be on-hand Tuesday to help grieving classmates.
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