A Ridgefield native and Army 1st Lieutenant has been killed in Tennessee after being hit by two cars on Sunday. 24-year old James Garvey graduated from Ridgefield High School in 2008 and UConn in 2013. He recently returned from a deployment in Afghanistan.
Nashville Police report that Garvey was on foot when he was hit shortly before 4am on Interstate-40. It's unknown why he was on the roadway. Police say one driver hit the 1st Lieutenant and didn't stop, another driver tried to avoid him, but was unable to.
Garvey's family is setting up a foundation in his name to help fund the UConn ROTC program.