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East Granby Soccer Coach Chris Pettee, 29, Dies in Car Crash

Pettee of Harrison, NY, was killed Sunday morning in an accident on I-684, according to Newsday

New York State Police reported Sunday that Chris Pettee, the head coach of the East Granby boys soccer team, was killed in a car crash on I-684 near Mount Kisco, NY, according to Newsday.

Newsday said Pettee, 29, of Harrison, NY, was traveling south in a 2008 Nissan Maxima at a high speed. Police told Newsday that Pettee rear-ended a 2011 Nissan Altima and lost control of the car, swerving into the woods. He was ejected from the car.

According to The Hartford Courant, Pettee played soccer at Granby High School and this was his fourth year coaching soccer in East Granby, which is scheduled to play this week in the Class S tournament.

The Courant also said that Pettee was living in Harrison, NY, and commuting to his coaching job in East Granby because he had been promoted from a job at New York Sports Club in West Hartford to another one at the White Plains Club.

The Crusaders lost last year's Class S Tournament to Litchfield, after which Pettee told Granby-East Granby Patch: “I’ve had them for four years and they’re very good guys who just played really hard,” Pettee said. “They do everything you possibly could ask of them. I feel bad that we just fell a little short. The great news is, we’ve got a chance to do even better next year. This one stings, but I can’t help but be proud of what these guys have accomplished all season long.”

H. November 10, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Were you there? You have no idea what happened. Maybe he got cut off by another car, maybe he fell asleep. You have no right to say anything. I wish people would think before making foolish comments.
PC November 10, 2012 at 07:56 PM
How ignorant can you be to write something like that? Your statement is inappropriate and hurtful to Chris's friends and family. You're an embarrassment to yourself and your poor son. No one asked for your unprofessional opinion.
Foomax November 11, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Classy move of the Granby team attending the EG state game in honor of coach Pettee. So sad seeing the faces of these young men.
Emily November 21, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Very well said Andrew.
Emily November 21, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Teresa, I appreciate that we live in a country where everyone is free to speak their mind but given that right, I wish more people would really stop and think about what they're saying. Your coice of words above are hurtful to family, friends, and the work community that all loved CB. It's a shame you aren't able to be more sensitive to the situation during a time where so many people are grieving such a tragic loss. I hope someone will be able to learn from your bad choice and think twice about making an insensitive comment about a situation you know very little about. The phrase 'keep your comments to yourself' is an adage I think you should remember.

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