New Haven police identify teen killed in Sherman Avenue crash

New Haven police vehicles

New Haven police vehicles

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NEW HAVEN — A 17-year-old city resident was identified by police Thursday as the victim of Tuesday night’s fatal crash on Sherman Avenue as authorities continue to investigate.

Officer Scott Shumway identified the teen who died as Camryn Gayle.

Police received calls shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday about a crash on Sherman Avenue between Harding Place and Ford Street. Shumway said arriving units found an Acura TSX that had crashed into a tree on the side of the road.

Gayle, the driver, was pronounced dead at the scene, Shumway said. A passenger, identified by police as an 18-year-old New Haven woman, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Gayle was a student at Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School, according to Justin Harmon, director of marketing and communications for New Haven Public Schools.

“The school community feels a deep sense of loss,” Harmon said Wednesday, noting that counseling was being offered to students there.

Police Thursday asked that any witnesses who have not yet spoken to investigators to come forward with any information.

Any witnesses or anyone with information can call the Investigative Services Division at 203-946-6304. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-866-888-TIPS or texting NHPD and the information to 274637.