Trumbull high grad passes away after rollover crash (UPDATE)
2:28 p.m. — An obituary submitted to The Trumbull Times Wednesday confirmed that Trumbull resident Anthony Teixeira passed away Tuesday morning, confirming earlier reports from the town's police department.
10:05 a.m. — The Office of the Medical Examiner confirmed Wednesday morning that they were in the process of releasing a report for Trumbull resident Anthony Teixeira, who passed away earlier this week after suffering severe head injuries in a crash Thanksgiving morning.
Dave DeLibro, the public information officer Trumbull Volunteer Fire Company, said that fire crews responded to a vehicle rollover with an ejection.
“There was an ejection at the scene,” DeLibro said Tuesday. “And, unfortunately, he didn’t make it.”
He added that crews from Trumbull Center and Nichols fire departments helped stabilize the vehicle and light the scene as police investigated the accident and Trumbull EMS handled patient removal.
4:31 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 — A friend close to the family of Anthony Teixeira has confirmed that the 21-year-old Trumbull High School succumb to head injuries suffered in a fatal crash Thanksgiving morning.
The source said that Teixeria died shortly after noon Monday, Nov. 30.
An earlier version of this story reported he was still in critical condition Tuesday morning.
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3:13 — A Trumbull resident is in critical condition after sustaining serious head injuries during a rollover crash that happened around 1 a.m. Thanksgiving morning on Beardsley Parkway.
Police said Anthony Teixeira, 21, was riding in a Nissan Pathfinder with four other passengers when the vehicle flipped before coming to a rest on its passenger side.
According to Trumbull police Lt. Leonard Scinto, the 2012 Trumbull High School graduate is still listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries at St. Vincent’s Hospital despite reports that he was taken off life support Monday morning.
“The information we received this morning is that he’s still in critical condition,” Scinto said Tuesday afternoon. “We spoke with the medical examiner’s office this morning and they said he was kept on life support.”
Scinto added in a press release that the four other passengers were also injured in the crash. Their injuries range from “scrapes and cuts to broken bones,” he said; however, none are considered to be life-threatening.
According to his Facebook page, Teixeira was set to graduate from Central Connecticut State University this spring.
He played on the Trumbull High School boys soccer team all four years in high school and played varsity as a junior and senior, when he scored seven goals and recorded two assists.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Teixeira’s hospital expenses. To contribute, click here.