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Community remembers Lovejoy

shawi@winstedjournal.com
Owen Lovejoy in December 2011 when he received his first Dan black belt in karate at Botelle School. Lovejoy, 18, committed suicide by jumping off of the New Street overpass above Route 8 on Friday, Sept. 19. File photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

WINSTED AND COLEBROOK — Owen Lovejoy, 18, committed suicide by jumping off of the New Street overpass above Route 8 and on to the road on Friday, Sept. 19.

According to State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance, Lovejoy jumped off of the overpass at around 11:08 a.m.

The suicide was witnessed by an individual who Vance did not identify.

Lovejoy was pronounced dead at the scene.

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