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2 Pedestrians Hit, 1 Killed in CT, Driver Remains At Scene 2 Pedestrians Hit, 1 Killed in CT, Driver Remains At Scene
2 Pedestrians Hit, 1 Killed in CT, Driver Remains At Scene Two pedestrians were hit, and one was killed by a vehicle at a busy Connecticut intersection.  The crash occurred in Hartford County in Bristol around 4:15 a.m., Monday, June 24, in the area of Pine Street (Route 72) and Emmett Street. According to Lt. Patrick Krajewski of the Bristol Police, officers from the patrol division administered life-saving measures until EMS arrived on the scene to take over care. Both pedestrians were transported to area hospitals, where one pedestrian died, Krajewski said.  The victims are not being identified at this time, …
IDs Released For 2 CT Men In 30s Found Dead In Burned Vehicle IDs Released For 2 CT Men In 30s Found Dead In Burned Vehicle
IDs Released For 2 CT Men In 30s Found Dead In Burned Vehicle The Connecticut Medical Examiner's Office has released the identity of two bodies found inside a burned-out vehicle. Related: 2 Found Dead Inside Burning Car In Oxford The incident occurred in New Haven County around 4:10 a.m., Thursday, May 30, on Roosevelt Drive in Oxford. According to Connecticut State Police, troopers and firefighters found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. The fire was extinguished by fire personnel, at which point it was discovered the two dead men were inside.  The medical examiner has identified the men as David J. Rivera, age 36, …
Man Hit By Vehicle Dies In Shelton Crash Man Hit By Vehicle Dies In Shelton Crash
Man Hit By Vehicle Dies In Shelton Crash A man has died after being hit by a vehicle in Fairfield County. CT Tree Worker Struck, Killed By Work Truck In Shelton ID'd The incident took place in Shelton around 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9 on School Street in the area of Monroe Street. According to Det. Christopher Nugent of the Shelton Police, police officers, and EMS responded to the area and located an unresponsive man who was pronounced dead on the scene. The Shelton Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team is actively investigating the incident, Nugent said. The identity of the victim will be withheld until notificatio…
Fatal Crash Update: Brookfield Resident ID'd As Victim Of Newtown Collision Fatal Crash Update: Brookfield Resident ID'd As Victim Of Newtown Collision
Fatal Crash Update: Brookfield Resident ID'd As Victim Of Newtown Collision A Fairfield County man has been identified as the victim of a two-vehicle crash that killed one and injured two. Related Story: 1 Dead, 2 Injured In Newtown Crash The collision took place in Newtown around 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 20 in the area of Berkshire Road and Nighthawk Lane. According to Newtown Police Lt. John Smith, John Schmalbach, age 75, of Brookfield, was transported to Danbury Hospital for injuries and was later pronounced deceased.  The occupants of the other involved vehicle were also transported to Danbury Hospital for injuries and were in st…
28-Year-Old Hit, Killed By Garbage Truck In Fairfield 28-Year-Old Hit, Killed By Garbage Truck In Fairfield
28-Year-Old Hit, Killed By Garbage Truck In Fairfield A person was hit and killed by a garbage truck in Fairfield County. The incident took place in Fairfield around 7:13 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11 in the area of Camfield Drive at Bloomfield Drive. According to Lt. Edward Nook Jr. of the Fairfield Police, the 28-year-old person was struck by a United Carting truck and was pronounced dead at the scene. The State Medical Examiners personnel took the victim from the scene. OSHA also arrived on the scene to investigate. The operator of the garbage truck has not been charged at this time and was transported to Bridgeport Hospital, Nook said. …
Drunk Driver Nabbed After Crashing Into Tree In Darien: Police Drunk Driver Nabbed After Crashing Into Tree In Darien: Police
Drunk Driver Nabbed After Crashing Into Tree In Darien: Police A 26-year-old drunk driver was caught after crashing head-on into a tree in Fairfield County, police said.  The arrest stemmed from an incident that happened on Sunday, June 11 just before 1:30 a.m., when police in Darien responded to the area of Stonybrook Road after a resident reported hearing a loud crash, according to Sergeant Dan Skoumbros.  An officer who responded to the scene then found a car with heavy front-end damage traveling west on West Avenue toward Noroton Avenue and eventually pulled it over on Maple Street.  Police then noticed that the driver, identif…
17-Year-Old CT Girl Dies After Falling Out Of Moving Pickup Truck 17-Year-Old CT Girl Dies After Falling Out Of Moving Pickup Truck
17-Year-Old CT Girl Dies After Falling Out Of Moving Pickup Truck Connecticut State Police are investigating after a 17-year-old girl died after falling out of a moving pickup truck. The incident took place in Hartford County on Fairfield Drive in the town of Burlington on Sunday, around 1:25 a.m., Sunday, May 21. State police said the truck, a 2013 Chevy Silverado, was traveling in an unknown direction when Sophie Ringquist, of Burlington, the front seat passenger, fell out from the vehicle as it was moving. Ringquist was transported to Bristol Hospital and was later pronounced dead. The truck was being driven by an 18-year-old Litchfield County r…
ID Released For 59-Year-Old Killed In Parking Lot On Route 1 In Fairfield ID Released For 59-Year-Old Killed In Parking Lot On Route 1 In Fairfield
ID Released For 59-Year-Old Killed In Parking Lot On Route 1 In Fairfield Police have released the name of the 59-year-old crash victim who was fatally struck while working in a parking lot in Fairfield County. New London County resident Stephen Brynn, of Colchester, was killed in the town of Fairfield around 9:20 a.m., Wednesday, May 17 in the parking lot of 2150 Post Road (Route 1). Fairfield Police responded to the business after receiving a 911 call of a person struck by a vehicle, said Lt. Michael Paris of the Fairfield Police. Earlier report: 59-Year-Old Killed In Parking Lot Crash On Route 1 In Fairfield Upon the arrival of emergency perso…
Fatal Crash: 37-Year-Old Woman ID'd As Victim After Car Crashes Into Median On I-95 Fatal Crash: 37-Year-Old Woman ID'd As Victim After Car Crashes Into Median On I-95
Fatal Crash: 37-Year-Old Woman ID'd As Victim After Car Crashes Into Median On I-95 Police are seeking any possible witnesses after a woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash overnight on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut. It happened just before 7 p.m. Friday, March 31 on the northbound side near Exit 50 on the Quinnipiac Bridge in New Haven.  Connecticut State Police say an Acura TL struck a concrete barrier along the right shoulder before traveling across all lanes of travel and then slamming into the concrete center median barrier and coming to a final resting position.  Responding troopers discovered the operator and sole occupant, Grac…
Police Investigating Death Of Popular Westport Chef Outside Of Restaurant Police Investigating Death Of Popular Westport Chef Outside Of Restaurant
Police Investigating Death Of Popular Westport Chef Outside Of Restaurant Westport Police are investigating a crash that killed a popular chef from Norwalk who was standing in front of the restaurant when he was hit. The crash took place in Westport around 11:30 p.m., Saturday, March 4, in front of The Whelk, a well-known seafood restaurant, located at 575 Riverside Ave. According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, Matthew Balga, age 54, of Norwalk, died shortly after being hit by a vehicle and transported to Norwalk Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle, who has not been identified, stayed at the scene and is "fully cooperati…
Car Slips Into Lake In Northern Westchester Amid Icy, Flooded Conditions Car Slips Into Lake In Northern Westchester Amid Icy, Flooded Conditions
Car Slips Into Lake In Northern Westchester Amid Icy, Flooded Conditions A vehicle had to be pulled out of a lake in Northern Westchester after falling into it in the midst of icy and flooded conditions.  The incident happened in Pound Ridge on Friday, Jan. 27 around 8:20 a.m., when a vehicle traveling on Siscowit Road fell into a lake by Eastwoods Road, according to Pound Ridge Police.  Luckily, the driver was able to get herself out of the vehicle and was unharmed. However, her car became completely submerged and had to be towed out.  Police said the area where the car fell is prone to flooding, and they believe the vehicle may have slipped on …
CT Man Charged With Driving Wrong Way On Highway While High On Drugs CT Man Charged With Driving Wrong Way On Highway While High On Drugs
CT Man Charged With Driving Wrong Way On Highway While High On Drugs A Connecticut man has been charged with allegedly driving the wrong way on a highway while high on drugs, causing a crash. The incident took place in Hartford County around 5:3 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7. Troopers responded to I-384 in Manchester for a report of a crash in which the driver fled the scene while driving the wrong way on the highway, Connecticut State Police. The evading vehicle was described as a gray pickup truck and the caller was able to provide the Connecticut registration plate displayed on the vehicle. During the investigation, it was reported that the pickup truck had a…
Off-Duty Firefighter Rescues Woman From Burning Car In Brookfield Off-Duty Firefighter Rescues Woman From Burning Car In Brookfield
Off-Duty Firefighter Rescues Woman From Burning Car In Brookfield An off-duty firefighter saved a woman from a burning vehicle involved in a crash in Fairfield County over the weekend. The incident took place in Brookfield around 3:15 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 26, on Route 7 northbound in the area of the Junction Road overpass. Brookfield Volunteer firefighters and EMS were dispatched for a single-car accident with fire and entrapment, the department said on Facebook. Paramedic Ambulance 18-1 was returning from Danbury Hospital from a medical call and was on the scene within one minute. Upon arrival, it found a car on fire with a bystander removing the injure…
Police Respond To Tractor-Trailer Rollover CT Crash Police Respond To Tractor-Trailer Rollover CT Crash
Police Respond To Tractor-Trailer Rollover CT Crash Police responded to an early morning rollover crash involving a tractor-trailer on I-91 in Connecticut. The crash happened in the New Haven County city of Meriden at about 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, Connecticut State Police said. Police said a 2018 Freightliner Cascadia was northbound on I-91 near Exit 16 and veered into the right shoulder on the rumble stripes. The driver, a 34-year-old Windsor Locks man, lost control of the tractor-trailer, and the vehicle traveled across the lanes and into the median, where it rolled over, authorities said. State Police said the tractor-trailer then…
Passenger Dies, Multiple Drivers Injured In Chain-Reaction, 5-Vehicle Crash In CT Passenger Dies, Multiple Drivers Injured In Chain-Reaction, 5-Vehicle Crash In CT
Passenger Dies, Multiple Drivers Injured In Chain-Reaction, 5-Vehicle Crash In CT A man died and three other people were injured in a five-vehicle chain-reaction crash in Connecticut. The crash happened in the New Haven County town of Cheshire at about 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, according to Connecticut State Police. A 2010 Lexus ES 350 was northbound on Highland Avenue near West Johnson Avenue when it encroached into the southbound lane and the rear portion of its left side struck the left side of a southbound Volkswagen Jetta, police said. The Lexus traveled into the northbound lane and its right side hit the left side of a Jeep Commander, authorities reported. …
22-Year-Old Killed In Fiery 2-Vehicle Crash In Fairfield County, Police Say 22-Year-Old Killed In Fiery 2-Vehicle Crash In Fairfield County, Police Say
22-Year-Old Killed In Fiery 2-Vehicle Crash In Fairfield County, Police Say A Fairfield County man was killed during a two-vehicle crash that caused one vehicle to burst into flames.  It took place in Trumbull around 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15 in the area of the Monroe Turnpike. According to Lt. Brian Weir, of the Trumbull Police Department, the crash occurred when an Infiniti collided with a Subaru Crosstrek on the Monroe Turnpike near the intersection of Monroe Turnpike, or Route 111, and Technology Drive. Xavier Miller, age 22, of Bridgeport, the driver of the Infiniti, was killed, Weir said. Arriving Trumbull officers located the two vehicles, which were&…
Man, Woman Hospitalized After Serious Crash In Fairfield County Man, Woman Hospitalized After Serious Crash In Fairfield County
Man, Woman Hospitalized After Serious Crash In Fairfield County State police are seeking witnesses to a serious injury Fairfield County crash that left a man and woman hospitalized. The crash took place around 8:20 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15 in Shelton. According to state police, a Toyota RAV4 was traveling in the right lane of two on Route 8 southbound with a Honda motorcycle following directly behind approximately one-quarter of a mile north of Exit 12.  The crash occurred when the motorcycle collided with the rear of the Toyota, sending the motorcyclist flying off the vehicle and landing on the right shoulder, police said. The driver of the Ho…
33-Year-Old Killed In Singe-Vehicle Fairfield County Crash 33-Year-Old Killed In Singe-Vehicle Fairfield County Crash
33-Year-Old Killed In Singe-Vehicle Fairfield County Crash A man died after a single-vehicle crash in Fairfield County over the weekend. The crash took place on Route 8 in Shelton around 12:35 a.m., Sunday, July 31. According to state police, New Haven County resident Julian Torres III, age 33, of Naugatuck, was driving a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R600 in the left lane and for an unknown reason veered toward the median when the crash occurred. Torres was thrown and hit a metal guardrail, before landing, state police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident is under currently investigation.  Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the…
Two Teens Struck By Hit-Run Driver In Fairfield County Two Teens Struck By Hit-Run Driver In Fairfield County
Two Teens Struck By Hit-Run Driver In Fairfield County Two Fairfield County teens on a scooter received serious injuries after being struck by a hit-and-run pickup truck driver. The incident took place in Bridgeport around 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15 on Kossuth Street. An investigation into the crash found that a man driving a pickup truck struck the two teens, and then fled the area, said Scott Appleby, director of emergency management for Bridgeport. EMS provided “lifesaving medical procedures,” to at least one of the victims, according to Appleby. Both teens were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Appleby said their condition…
Hero Dog Leads Police To Two People Ejected From Pickup Truck In New England Crash Hero Dog Leads Police To Two People Ejected From Pickup Truck In New England Crash
Hero Dog Leads Police To Two People Ejected From Pickup Truck In New England Crash A dog named Tinsley saved the day after leading police to the scene of a New England crash that seriously injured her owner and another man. New Hampshire State Police reported that at about 10 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, a trooper responded to a report of a loose dog on the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge located on Interstate 89 at the border of New Hampshire and Vermont in Lebanon. On January 3, 2022 at approximately 10 PM, Trooper Sandberg of #NHSP #TroopD responded to a report of a loose canine on... Posted by New Hampshire State Police on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 The trooper, along with Le…
Man Dies After Being Run Over By His Own Vehicle In Connecticut, Police Say Man Dies After Being Run Over By His Own Vehicle In Connecticut, Police Say
Man Dies After Being Run Over By His Own Vehicle In Connecticut, Police Say A Connecticut man was killed when his pickup truck rolled over him as he was trying to see why it would not go into reverse, according to authorities. The accident took place around 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 5, when the Hartford man had pulled over on Ledyard St. and was trying to turn around, but the vehicle would not reverse, Lt. Aaron Boisvert, of the Hartford Police, said.  According to Boisvert, the unidentified victim got out, went behind the truck, and started looking under the truck when it rolled backward. The man was knocked to the ground and the front tires of the truck ro…
25-Year-Old Woman Killed In I-84 Crash, CT State Police Say 25-Year-Old Woman Killed In I-84 Crash, CT State Police Say
25-Year-Old Woman Killed In I-84 Crash, CT State Police Say The 25-year-old passenger of a vehicle that crashed in Connecticut died from injuries sustained after her driver lost control on I-84 and crashed, state police investigators announced. Shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, police said New York resident Ronald Boire, age 60, of Warwick in Orange County, was driving west on I-84 in Hartford County, when 25-year-old Christine Shadajai Collins, of New Britain lost control and sideswiped him near exit 39 in Farmington. According to police, the Collins lost control of the vehicle, struck and traveled through the metal guardrail next to the roa…
Wife Of Fairfield County Man Killed In Crash Dies From Injuries Wife Of Fairfield County Man Killed In Crash Dies From Injuries
Wife Of Fairfield County Man Killed In Crash Dies From Injuries The wife of a Fairfield County man killed in a single-vehicle crash has died from her injuries. Noelli Escarraga, age 69, and his wife, Maria Escarraga, age 62, both of Bridgeport were the only occupants in the vehicle, and have been identified as the two victims killed in the accident, said Lt. Brian Weir, of the Trumbull Police Department. Earlier Story: Fairfield County Man Killed, Wife Seriously Injured In Crash According to Weir, the couple was driving a silver Toyota southbound on Quarry Road when the vehicle collided head-on with a bridge abutment. The Trumbull Polic…
Woman Killed, Toddlers Hospitalized After Single-Vehicle Rollover Crash, CT State Police Say Woman Killed, Toddlers Hospitalized After Single-Vehicle Rollover Crash, CT State Police Say
Woman Killed, Toddlers Hospitalized After Single-Vehicle Rollover Crash, CT State Police Say A woman was killed and two young children were hospitalized after a single-vehicle rollover crash in Connecticut. It happened just before 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10 in Hartford County, in Berlin. A Chrysler Town & Country LX was traveling on Route 9 southbound, just south of Exit 23, in the left lane of two, Connecticut State Police said.  For an unknown reason, the driver lost control of her vehicle, said police.  The vehicle then traveled to the left and struck the metal beam guide rail located on the median, according to police.  It continued along the g…
CT Woman Hit By Amazon Delivery Van, Police Say CT Woman Hit By Amazon Delivery Van, Police Say
CT Woman Hit By Amazon Delivery Van, Police Say A Connecticut woman was allegedly hit by an Amazon delivery van while it was making a delivery at her home. The incident took place in Windham County around 3:32 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24, when the Amazon driver was pulling into a Plainfield home. According to Plainfield Police, when officers arrived on the scene they found an Amazon van pulled along the right side of the roadway and the operator who was with the driver standing outside. A woman who was screaming in pain was on the ground already being treated by emergency medical personnel.  The woman, identified as 67-year-o…
Pedestrian Killed By Vehicle Driving On Wrong Side Of CT Roadway, Police Say Pedestrian Killed By Vehicle Driving On Wrong Side Of CT Roadway, Police Say
Pedestrian Killed By Vehicle Driving On Wrong Side Of CT Roadway, Police Say A Connecticut woman was killed by a vehicle that was traveling on the wrong side of a busy roadway. The crash happened in New Haven County at around 7:20 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13 in Milford. The victim was a 60-year-old woman from Milford, according to Milford Police. The woman was walking Herbert Street when a vehicle, traveling north, crossed the centerline and struck her as she walked westbound on the side of the roadway, police said. The woman, who has not been identified, was transported to Bridgeport Hospital where she died from her injuries.  No charges have been filed …
Victims Extracted From Separate Crashes Overnight In Fairfield County Victims Extracted From Separate Crashes Overnight In Fairfield County
Victims Extracted From Separate Crashes Overnight In Fairfield County A fire department in Fairfield County performed two separate vehicle extractions overnight.  The first extrication in Norwalk occurred at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Wilson Avenue, in the Rowayton section of the city, just after 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6. Norwalk firefighters assisted the Rowayton Volunteer firefighters with extricating a lone male driver from a Mitsubishi Outlander that had rolled onto its driver’s side door, after colliding with a pickup truck, said Deputy Chief Edward Prescott of the Norwalk Fire Department. The roof of the vehicle was removed to allow…
State Police Asking For Info In Fatal Crash That Killed CT Man State Police Asking For Info In Fatal Crash That Killed CT Man
State Police Asking For Info In Fatal Crash That Killed CT Man Connecticut State police are asking the public for help and information in connection with a fatal crash on I-84. The accident occurred around 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, in Hartford County near Exit 62 in Manchester, said state police. The vehicle, driven by Tolland County resident Michael Burns, age 49, of Ellington, was traveling eastbound on I-84 in the HOV lane when the crash occurred. According to police, for some reason, the vehicle left the HOV lane and began traveling on the grass median before crashing into a concrete bridge support, police added.  Burns was transported to …
Vehicle Crashes Into Home In Fairfield County Vehicle Crashes Into Home In Fairfield County
Vehicle Crashes Into Home In Fairfield County A driver had to be extricated from a vehicle after crashing into the garage of a home in Fairfield County, officials said. First responders in Stamford responded at approximately 5:20 p.m. on Monday, July 19, where there was a reported vehicle that had struck a home on Ocean Drive North in the Shippan neighborhood. Upon arrival, firefighters found “a significant amount of damage to the garage area of the home and immediately began efforts to stabilize the structure.” Firefighters were able to use specialized struts to prevent the roof and front wall of the garage from collapsing, a…
Car Crashes Into Popular Store In Fairfield County Car Crashes Into Popular Store In Fairfield County
Car Crashes Into Popular Store In Fairfield County A driver, mistaking the brake with the accelerator drove into the front of a popular Fairfield County liquor store. The incident took place around 9:352 a.m., Friday, July 2, when a Ford Focus being driven by an 86-year-old man entered the parking of 953 Post Road at Mo's. Wine & Spirits in Fairfield. As the driver attempted to park in front of the business, the car accelerated forward causing the car to drive over the parking barrier and strike the front of the building, Fairfield PD Lt. Antonio Granata said.  A view from inside.Mo's Wine & Spirits Though the car sustained dis…
Teenage Girl Hospitalized After Being Struck By Vehicle In Fairfield County Teenage Girl Hospitalized After Being Struck By Vehicle In Fairfield County
Teenage Girl Hospitalized After Being Struck By Vehicle In Fairfield County A teenage girl was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle in Fairfield County. The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, June 11 in New Canaan. The 15-year-old female pedestrian was observed sitting on the grass near 157 Richmond Hill Road when officers arrived at the scene, New Canaan Police said. The girl stated she was on Marshall Ridge Road attempting to cross Richmond Hill Road when she was struck by the vehicle that was traveling westbound on Richmond Hill Road. New Canaan EMS transported the pedestrian to Norwalk Hospital ER for evaluation and treatment of minor abrasi…