8-year-old dies of injuries suffered at Mount Southington Ski Area

Published on Wednesday, 27 February 2019 20:53
Written by Charles Paullin


SOUTHINGTON - An 8-year-old boy died last week of injuries suffered in an accident at the Mount Southington Ski Area.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner identified the boy as Logan Murphy Mengold of Southbury.

The death certificate indicated that the cause of death was “blunt impact injury to the head, with a skull fracture,” a spokesperson for the medical examiner said Wednesday.

Southington Police Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said police received a report of an accident at the ski area on Feb. 19. The boy died the following day.

Mengold was treated by ski area staff and taken by ambulance to a hospital, Dobratz said.

On Feb. 20, police were told the 8-year-old had died of his injuries at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

According to an obituary for Mengold from the Carpino Funeral Home in Southbury:

“Logan was born in Danbury, on June 12, 2010, and was the much loved little brother of Grayson Mengold. He was a kind and caring boy who got along with everyone - young and old, boys and girls alike. He had piercing green eyes and a smile that could light up a room. He was a natural athlete that wore #3 across several sports. He played for Pomperaug Lacrosse, was on the U9 Pomperaug Soccer travel team and recently started playing basketball.”

The obituary went on to note:

“In addition to his parents and brother, Logan will be cherished in the memories of his grandparents: Larry Murphy of Somerville, MA, George Mengold of Southbury and Arva Mengold of Ellington; his aunts and uncles: Kim and Tim Baker of Somerville, MA, Jessica and Edward Dunn of Tolland; his great-great aunt Helen Panis and his extended family of great-aunts, uncles and cousins. He was welcomed in heaven by his grandmother Joyce Murphy.

“A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday.”

Calls to Mount Southington Ski Area were not returned.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Wednesday, 27 February 2019 20:53. Updated: Wednesday, 27 February 2019 20:55.