Tragedy (again) in Newington

A 20-year-old Newington resident, Bernard Ladden, died in a one-car crash as he hit a concrete barrier near the intersection of Knollwood and Mountain roads Monday morning. The accident is still under investigation. I don’t think I have any personal connection to Ladden, but based on his age, he’d have been Class of 2005 or thereabouts. Dunno if he went to NHS or not. Anyone reading this with more information, please leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail. Regardless, this is obviously a terrible tragedy, and I extend my condolences to his family and friends.

UPDATE: According to Bonnie, whose daughter (and my honorary sister) Kim was an NHS Class of ’05 grad, “Bernie was a member of the Class of 2004.” She adds, “The site of his accident now has a small shrine which must have been started by friends and family members. What a shame to lose another NHS grad at such a young age. May he be at peace.”

UPDATE 2: Bernie’s wake will be at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, tomorrow (Thursday) from 4 – 7 p.m.

5 Responses to “Tragedy (again) in Newington”

  1. Leanna Loomer says:

    I know that area, quiet and residential, not far from the quarry.

    What a tragedy that he should lose his life now, when it was just beginning.
    My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

  2. Bonnie says:

    Bernie was a member of the class of 2004. The site of his accident now has a small shrine which must have been started by friends and family members. What a shame to loose another NHS grad at such a young age. May he be at peace.

  3. Bonnie says:

    Arrangements have just been announced for Bernie.
    Dear Friends,

    I have received information on the Wake for Bernie Ladden. It will be at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, Tomorrow (Thursday) from 4 – 7 p.m.

    Beth Mantell (NHS Guidance counselor.)

  4. Joe Loy says:

    Amen, Leanna and Bonnie. Rest in peace, Bernie Ladden.

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