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Teen Charged In Negligent Homicide In Crash That Killed Ridgefield Student

Ryan Meegan, a Ridgefield High graduate, died in an automobile crash last year. He was a student at UConn and played for the school's rugby team.
Ryan Meegan, a Ridgefield High graduate, died in an automobile crash last year. He was a student at UConn and played for the school's rugby team. Photo Credit: UConn Rugby

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — A 19-year-old woman was charged Saturday with negligent homicide in a crash last September that killed two fellow University of Connecticut students, including one from Ridgefield, according to the Hartford Courant.

Hannah Schmidt, 19, of Hebron, was behind the wheel of the car when it collided with tractor-trailer on Route 66 about 10 miles from campus, killing her two passengers, the Courant said.

Ryan Meegan, who was a sophomore pre-teaching major from Ridgefield, and Alana Ferrante, 19, of South Windsor, a pre-kinesiology major, died in the Sept. 18 crash . Schmidt was seriously injured, the Courant said.

Meegan played club soccer and rugby at UConn and was a midfielder for the Ridgefield High soccer team that won the Class LL state championship in 2013. He also was a mentor in UConn’s First Year Experience Program.

Schmidt, who was also charged with a stop sign violation, was released on a $1,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court on April 27, the Courant said.

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