Friends, family aim to finish teen’s work

Dinner for Dale
Nikki DuBois, girlfriend of Jerry Dale Cox, attended the benefit dinner held in Cox’s memory held on Saturday, Feb. 19. Nikki remembered him as someone who was outgoing and always really happy. “Whenever anyone needed him, he would help you out,” she said. Photo By Shaw Israel Izikson

NEW HARTFORD — Two months after the tragic death of 16-year-old Jerry Dale Cox, friends and family came together at a benefit dinner in his memory Saturday, Feb. 19, at Brodie Park.

Cox, a Winsted resident, died in December in a one-car accident while travelling on Route 8 in Torrington.

He was a junior at Oliver Wolcott Technical High School. He was restoring a 1967 Ford Mustang but had not completed the work at the time of his death.

The event was a benefit to raise funds to finish restoring the car Cox was working on.

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