Car crashes have taken the lives of two Hamden High School students this week, the most recent of which happened Thursday morning on Dixwell Avenue.
Tyseem Troutman, 15, was killed when the car in which he was a passenger heading south on Dixwell Avenue reportedly crossed the yellow line and struck a northbound car head-on.
Tyseem had reportedly just moved to Connecticut and started school at Hamden High last week.
Last weekend, Alex McGraw, 17, who was to start his senior year this year, died from injuries he sustained in an accident in North Haven two weeks earlier. He was the son of Hamden Asst. Supt. of Schools Bill McGraw.
Grief counselors have been at the school all week and will remain there today.
Police are continuing their investigation into Thursday's accident, according to Hamden Police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith. Hamden schools were closed Thursday for Rosh Hashanah.
The man driving the car in which Tyseem was a passenger, a 27-year-old Hamden man, was hospitalized with serious injuries, Smith said, as was the 31-year-old Hamden resident the car allegedly struck head on.
The accident happened on Dixwell Avenue near Dunkin Donuts, which is always a busy stretch of the road, Smith said. A business across the street that had a surveillance camera working at the time caught the accident on tape, he said, and shows fairly clearly what happened.
Funeral arrangements for Tyseem have not yet been announced. Alex's funeral takes place this morning at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen's Church at 400 Ridge Road.