Funeral today for couple killed in Thanksgiving crash that seriously injured their kids
Funeral services for Toby and Brooke Cohen, the New York couple who died in a Thanksgiving crash in Bristol that seriously injured their children, were scheduled for Tuesday in New Jersey, according to the funeral home.
A longtime friend said on the website that Toby Cohen "always had a smile and a joke, was boisterous, excited about his interests, passionate and looking for ways to make the world a better place." In fact, his last words to the friend were "one of his typical good-natured jokes."
Toby Cohen also "loved his family and his kids," the friend said.
Another friend said the loss left him "utterly stunned and heartbroken."
"Your sudden departure leaves an immense void in our lives, yet your spirit, enthusiasm, and infectious humor .... will forever live on in my heart and of all those you touched," he said.
The one-car crash happened about 7:15 p.m. Thursday on Stevens Street, police said. Toby and Brooke Cohen, of Scarsdale, N.Y., were pronounced dead at the scene. Police said they worked with other agencies to identify them and notify their relatives. Police said the Cohen family was in Connecticut visiting relatives for Thanksgiving.
The crash happened after the small SUV traveled west on Morea Road in Farmington and crossed over the town line into Bristol. Before they reached the intersection with Cherry Hill Drive, the car went off the road and struck a road sign and a tree before coming to a rest in the woods, police said.
Lt. Patrick Krajewski, the commander of the Bristol Police Department's Traffic Division, said Monday that two of the children, who range in age from 2 to 6, remains in critical condition. A third was listed in stable condition.
It is too early to determine exactly what caused the driver to go off the road, Krajewski said.
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