Arrest warrant: Litchfield H.S. teen accused in fatal crash drove at high rate of speed without high beams on
A deadly, fiery crash involving five Litchfield High School students happened after the teens snuck out of their homes to go stargazing, the driver's newly released arrest warrant says.
Brocar faces charges of negligent homicide, traveling too fast for conditions and improper turn.
He's also charged with violating restrictions for drivers his age.
The crash happened on Town Farm Road near the Torrington/Litchfield line on June 9 around 2:30 a.m. Two of his friends were killed - 16-year-olds Thomas Graveline and Matthew Rousseau.
Brocar and two other friends went to the hospital with serious injuries.
Newly released court documents show the three surviving teenagers told police they all snuck out of their homes without their parents' knowledge to find a place to look at the stars.
Brocar was driving them, but in one of the other teens' cars. He told police he couldn't get the high beams to work and wasn't familiar with the area where he was driving.
Not long into their drive, Brocar lost control. The car veered off the road, into a tree, and down an embankment before catching on fire.
Both surviving passengers described the ride, until then, as normal - music was on but not playing too loudly and Brocar wasn't on his phone.
Then, they went around a turn too quickly.
In his arrest warrant, police concluded Brocar "failed to perceive the danger of driving at such a high rate of speed on a narrow, winding roadway with no ambient lighting."
Brocar's attorney did not want to comment on camera after the hearing, but told News 12 that "it's a sad situation."