ARMONK, N.Y. – Armonk resident Justin Hervey remained in critical condition nearly two weeks after being severely burned in a car fire in Fairfield, Conn., that is still under investigation.
Hervey, 23, was in critical condition as of Wednesday at Bridgeport Hospital, according to a hospital spokesperson. The fire was still being investigated and it has not been determined how Hervey’s Chevrolet Tahoe became engulfed in flames, said officials from the Fairfield Fire Department.
On Sept. 6, Hervey was in his car in the parking lot of Tunxis Hill Park when police say the Tahoe caught fire. Witnesses told police that Hervey got out his car fully on fire and walked toward a Little League practice taking place at a nearby field. A group of parents pushed him to the ground and helped extinguish the flames with blankets, police said. Hervey was the only person in the car.
Hervey is a part-time student at Fairfield University and a graduate of Byram Hills High School. Fairfield University released a statement extending its support to Hervey’s family and offered counseling and assistance to students at the university.