Death in Plymouth crash identified

Published on Sunday, 30 July 2017 21:09
Written by Erica Schmitt

Staff Writer

PLYMOUTH - The Watertown community is mourning the death of 17-year-old Vincent “Vinny” Cammarata, killed early Saturday morning in a car crash near the intersection of Town Hill and Cross Roads.

Watertown Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Bridget Carnemolla released Cammarata’s name in a district-wide letter to school families Sunday.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cammarata family, Vinny’s friends, and the entire Oakville/Watertown community during this most difficult time,” read the letter, which offered grief counseling to students and staff at Watertown High School on Monday. “Please keep Vinny’s family and friends, and the family and friends of all involved in this devastating loss in your thoughts and prayers,” the superintendent went on to say.

Six other current and former Watertown students were also in the car. Police say the group of seven males was riding in a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt when it collided with a tree shortly before 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

A neighbor called police after hearing a loud crashing sound. Officers and paramedics found five teens with serious injuries at the scene, including the 18-year-old driver and Cammarata, who was taken by Life Star helicopter to Hartford Hospital, where he died.

Two other teens in the car fled the scene but were later located.

None of their names have been released.

Erica Schmitt can be reached at 860-801-5097, or

Posted in The Bristol Press, General News, Plymouth on Sunday, 30 July 2017 21:09. Updated: Sunday, 30 July 2017 21:12.