Garrett Campen, an 18-year old RHAM soccer and football player, died in an early Wednesday morning car accident, the Hartford Courant has reported.
According to the story, Campen, who played soccer before switching to football his senior year, was on his way to school when the Huyndai he was driving spun out of control attempting to make turn and hit two large trees.
The accident happened on Route 316 near the Andover town line at approximately 9:30 a.m. Police said the roads were wet at the time.
A school bus driver who reached the scene shortly after the accident and an unidentified person tried to revive Campen. He was taken to Windham Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
RHAM Principal Scott Leslie told The Courant that Campen was a “delightful young man who was well liked. He’s the type of kid we’re proud to have in our community.”
After spending the first three years of high school playing soccer, Campen played fullback and noseguard for the Sachems last season.
“He just always wanted to play football,” RHAM soccer coach Jim Fromme told The Courant. “He played soccer that way. He would rather run through you than around you.”