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Two men killed with connections to St. Paul Catholic High School in two separate incidents

BRISTOL — WFSB reports “Two individuals who were killed during the first weekend in January have connections to one Connecticut high school.

A 25-year-old Michael Walsh was jogging in Torrington early Sunday morning when he was struck and killed by a snow plow.

In Southington on Saturday afternoon, Garrett Costello lost his life after he was struck by a vehicle while assisting his wife whose car was stuck in the snow on Laning Street.”

Full report from WFSB.  Both men were connected with St. Paul Catholic High School.

Cary M. Dupont, President of the school released the following.

“As some of you may have already heard, it is with a heavy heart that I share the tragic, weather-related loss of two St. Paul family members over the weekend.

Saturday afternoon, Gary Costello, an assistant coach on Jude Kelly’s football staff for over twenty-five years the last ten at St. Paul’s, was hit by a car in Southington while assisting with his wife’s stranded car in the snow.  Gary lost his life and Cindy was sent to the hospital and is in serious condition.

Yesterday morning, twenty-five year old Michael Walsh ’07 died after being accidentally struck by a snow plow while jogging in Torrington.  An avid runner, Mike visited St. Paul this fall and was recently accepted into medical school.

The St. Paul community shares their shock and grief in their untimely loss.  Please keep the Costello and Walsh families in your thoughts and prayers.”

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