TORRINGTON — A 17-year-old has been charged as an adult in connection with a double fatal crash that occurred last June, according to police.
Litchfield resident Dylan Brocar turned himself in at Torrington police headquarters on an active warrant Friday morning.
Police said he was charged with two counts of negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, traveling too fast for conditions and improper turn/movement right. He was also charged with violations of restrictions of a motor vehicle operator.
Based on state statute, individuals ages 16 and 17 in Connecticut are charged in adult court for these specific motor vehicle violations, police said.
The charges stemmed from a crash on June 9, 2020.
Officers were dispatched to the Torrington/Litchfield town line on Town Farm Road around 2:30 a.m. for a reported one-vehicle crash.
Responding units found a vehicle off the road in a wooded area, down an embankment and fully engulfed in flames.
Killed in the crash were Thomas Graveline and Matthew Rousseau, both 16. A 14-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy and Brocar were hospitalized after the crash. Police said the three survivors suffered serious injuries.
Brocar was found to be the driver of the car at the time of the crash, according to police.
“Brocar was determined to be at fault for the motor vehicle crash and charged,” police said, adding that neither alcohol nor drugs were found to have been factors in the accident.
Police said Brocar posted a $75,000 bond and was released from custody. He’s expected in court on Monday.