Trumbull High School alumni mourning after fatal accidents

Nicholas “Nick” Sicilian
Nicholas “Nick” Sicilian

Trumbull High School alumni were reeling in grief again this past week after finding out that another former classmate had passed away.

Police said Nicholas “Nick” Sicilian, 27, died from injuries he sustained in an accident that happened around 10:30 p.m. on Pumpkin Hill Road Friday, March 4.

According to a report, the 2007 THS graduate was was found lying next to a silver SUV that had come to rest in the yard of a residence located at 18 Pumpkin Hill Road — a headline that drew an outpour of strong emotions on Facebook from residents and former Trumbull students, who just last week read about a fatal accident in Maine that took the life of 26-year-old THS graduate Cailin Currivan.

“In recent months, our community of Trumbull has been filled with great sorrow,” said Rachael Francesca Marinaccio Monday, March 7. “The awful news to hear another classmate has been taken from our Trumbull High School alumni is becoming too common.

“Trumbull’s alumni are in complete dismay over the loss of several classmates in such a brief time period,” she added. “The hearts of THS alumni are filled with agony and despair.”

Marinaccio recalled Sicilian’s “keepin’ it real personality” and said he would be greatly missed by those who knew him.

“Every conversation Nick was engaged in he would be in charge of administering laughs and smiles for days,” she said.

An obituary submitted to The Times said the 27-year-old Trumbull native was working at B & G Construction Renovation in Monroe.

“He enjoyed boating, snowmobiling and snowboarding, and showed a special interest in motorcycles, dirt bikes, and firearms,” the family wrote. “Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and will be truly missed by all who knew him.”

The Trumbull police traffic division and detective bureau continue to investigate the accident.

“The fatal crash Friday is still being investigated and we are trying to reconstruct the sequence of events up to and including the accident,” Lt. Leonard Scinto told The Times Monday.

According to a report, Sicilian had sustained serious injuries and the officers reported he was not breathing and did not have a pulse.  

“Efforts were initiated to resuscitate Sicilian, who was transported to St. Vincent’s emergency room but was declared deceased a short time later,” Scinto said in a press release.

Scinto added that a 28-year-old female passenger was on the scene when police arrived, but she was not injured in the accident.

Less than two days after Sicilian's death, the Trumbull High School alumni community lost another recent graduate when 24-year-old Vincent Pezzella was struck and killed in Milford early Sunday morning. 

That accident is also still currently under investigation.