A teen who had just graduated from a posh Connecticut boarding school was killed in Montana when he “fell out” of an ATV driven by his drunken former roommate, police said.
Honor-roll student Parker Regan, 19, was killed early Thursday when his ex-roommate, Sinclair Welch, 19, tried and failed to navigate a turn at the luxury Yellowstone Club, a ski and golf resort for millionaires, cops said.
Regan died from his injuries, and Welch was charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence and held on $50,000 bail at the Gallatin County jail in Montana, local news reports said.
Both teens attended the $48,400-a-year Suffield Academy, in Suffield, Conn., and were on vacation at the $18,000-a-year resort — which counts Bill Gates as a member — with Welch’s family.
Welch’s father, Leighton Welch, is the founder of Welch Capital Partners LLC. Regan’s father was a founding partner of the health care consultancy The Chartis Group. Welch was recently named a senior all-star on the boys soccer team, the school’s Web site showed.
“They’re great boys; I adore them,” said a Welch family friend and neighbor.
This is the feel-bad story of the summer. Listen up my prep school brothers: If you are going to have a few beers and have access to an ATV, just watch some clips of “Jackass” on your iPhone and stay inside. Don’t get behind the wheel.
This story just sucks, and I need to read or see something good and I need to read it yesterday. Where are the photos of the Italian Olympic women’s volleyball team? Here, look at these, quick: