Wallingford police complete probe into March crash that injured teens

Wallingford police complete probe into March crash that injured teens

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WALLINGFORD — Police have completed their investigation into a March crash that left two Sheehan High School students with serious injuries.

The 16-year-old driver, who police did not identify because of his age, was charged with reckless driving, speeding, a passenger restriction violation, failure to drive in the proper lane, and operating an unregistered motor vehicle. He turned himself in on May 7 after being notified of a warrant for his arrest. Information on his court date was not available.

Tammy Davis, the owner of the vehicle involved, was also cited on May 7 with failure to maintain insurance on the vehicle, according to police. A teenage passenger was not cited.

Both students had to be extricated from a 2009 Toyota Scion on March 16 after the vehicle lost control and struck a tree around 3 p.m. on Highland Avenue. They attended a Sheehan football team meeting immediately prior to the crash. 

Although police did not release the teens’ names, family members and friends discussed their recovery publicly and several community fundraisers were held to offset medical costs. Jordan Davis, the driver, was released from the hospital after being treated for numerous fractures. In late March, the passenger Tre Childers, 15, was still in the hospital recovering from his injuries.

Davis, a sophomore at the time, attended the Sheehan-Lyman Hall High School softball game in April where proceeds from a bake sale, 50-50 raffle and donations went to the students’ families.

Childers, also a sophomore, was released from inpatient care at Gaylord Specialty Care in April and was undergoing continued treatment at Gaylord as an outpatient at the time.

His father Ernest Childers Jr., who attended the game, called the community support “tremendous.”

"I attribute a lot of credit to his friends, parents and a lot of people we don't even know,” he said. “...I can't say it enough. Everyone has been ultra- supportive all the way around."

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