A 17-year-old girl was killed in a tragic accident after falling from the passenger seat of a moving pickup truck over the weekend.
The victim was identified as Sophie Ringwiest by Connecticut State Police.
Renquist died in a local hospital from severe cuts to the trunk. Her death is still under investigation.
The victim was a junior at Lewis Mills High School in Burlington and the principal expressed his condolences to Renquist’s family and friends.
State police said Tuesday they are investigating the death of a 17-year-old girl suspected of falling from a pickup truck over the weekend.
State police identified the teenager as Sophie Ringquist of Burlington .
State police said soldiers at about 1:25 a.m. Sunday responded to a report of a car crash at Fairview Drive in Burlington.
Only 25 to arrive!
Investigators believe Ringquest was the front-seat passenger in a Chevrolet 2500 truck driven by 18-year-old Harwinton.
State police said “unknown incidents occurred” that caused Ringquist to be seriously injured.
“Preliminary information indicates that the passenger may have been injured as a result of falling from the vehicle,” state police said.
State police said Ringquist had been taken to Bristol Hospital where she died of her injuries.