A 21-year-old man killed after a tree limb fell on his vehicle near the border of Fairfield and Bridgeport has been identified.
Jarrod Marotto of Southington was killed around 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, when a large tree limb fell on the driver's side of his vehicle in front of 3595 Park Ave., said Fairfield Police Capt. Robert Kalamaras.
When officers responded they found Marotto unconscious in the driver seat, Kalamaras said.
Police and fire rescue had to wait for an electrical crew to shut down the power before being able to free him from the vehicle.
He was transported to St. Vincent’s Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by hospital staff.
Further investigation revealed that Marotto was driving southbound on Park Avenue when a large limb from a Cottonwood tree was struck by lightning and fell striking the vehicle and Marotto on the driver side, Kalamaras said.
Marotto was the only occupant in the vehicle.
This case is currently under investigation by the Fairfield Police Crash Reconstruction Unit.
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