Brewster community in shock over teen's tragic car crash

Family and friends of a Brewster teen are still reeling over his untimely death in a car crash.

According to the Putnam County sheriff, 16-year-old Christopher Caiazzo apparently lost control of his car on Farm-to-Market Road in Patterson Tuesday and slammed into a rock and tree stump. Police say speed and inexperience appear to be the main factors in the accident. The Brewster High School junior had just received the car as a Christmas present.

The school principal says Caiazzo?s death has shaken the whole school. Officials brought in counselors to meet with students to help them cope with the loss. The wake is being held at the Beecher Funeral Home in Brewster. Many students are expected to attend Caiazzo?s funeral on Saturday at Saint Lawrence O'Toole Church.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."