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A vigil has been held in remembrance of two West Conn students killed in a car accident in Colchester on Friday. Friends and family gathered to remember 18-year-old Jacob Chapman and 18-year-old Tyler Graham

State Police said two vehicles were traveling westbound on Route 354 in Colchester when one of the vehicles tried to pass the other, left the roadway and collided with a metal guardrail and multiple trees.  

Chapman, who was driving, was pronounced dead at the hospital and his passenger, Graham, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Another passenger, 19-year-old Trey Massaro, also a West Conn Lacrosse player, sustained serious injuries. 

West Conn President Dr. John Clark says the Counseling Center has met with players and coaches.  Clark says counseling will be provided to students in Litchfield Hall, where the three lacrosse team members lived on campus, as well as any student in need.  

Chapman was a first-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management degree and Graham was a first-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems degree.  Massaro is a first-year student pursuing a B.S. in Justice and Law Administration-Law Enforcement.

Clark says they plan on having a memorial for Jacob and Tyler on campus soon.  Plans are still being developed. 

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