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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tragedy strikes city

MILFORD — Two Jonathan Law High School students were killed Monday night and a third remained hospitalized Tuesday after the car they were riding in slammed into a utility pole in the Westfield Connecticut Post Mall parking lot off Boston Post Road.
The 17-year-old driver, Shawn Foley, shown above, right, and his rear-seat passenger Jonathan Dolceacqua, 18, above left, of 67 Hill St., were taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital where they were pronounced dead, police said. Michael Vicino, 16, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, was taken to Bridgeport Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition, police said. Vicino, of 175 Broadway, had been a Jonathan Law student but had transferred to Bullard Haven Technical School in Bridgeport.
Foley, of 480 Woodland Ave., apparently lost control of his 1990 Nissan 240SX while trying to pass another vehicle on Ring Road, police said. The road runs along the perimeter of the mall parking lot.
The Milford Police Traffic Division is continuing to investigate the accident.
Grief counselors are at Law to help staff and friends with the grieving process, officials said.