SOUTHINGTON- The community is mourning the tragic loss of a teen girl killed in a car crash over the weekend.
Southington High School senior Julia Bruno, 17, was driving in the intersection of the Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike and Clark Street Friday when her Nissan Sentra collided with a Honda Fit driven by Nancy Giudice, 76, around 10:20 p.m. according to Southington police. Bruno’s car then hit a telephone pole. She was transported to the hospital by emergency personnel and succumbed to her injuries Sunday afternoon.
Bruno’s classmates and friends joined forces to organize a vigil at the high school Sunday evening. Superintendent Tim Connellan joined relatives, town and school officials, parents, neighbors and friends at the memorial gathering.
“We have an amazing community of wonderful people who are here to support each other during this difficult time,” Connellan said.
When the school community reconvenes Tuesday, there will be at least six additional support staff on-hand to handle grieving students and teachers.
“We’re going to do our very best to take care of everyone, the kids and the adults,” Connellan added.
Erica Drzewiecki can be reached at 860-801-5097 or firstname.lastname@example.org.