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Norwalk Police Identify Two Men Killed In Head-On Crash On Route 1

Norwalk police are investigating the accident. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department
Police are investigating a head-on crash in front of 789 Connecticut Ave. that left two people dead. Photo Credit: Google Maps

NORWALK, Conn. -- Police have identified the two men killed in a head-on crash on Connecticut Avenue/Route 1 in Norwalk late Monday night.

The two men who died are from Stamford: 50-year-old Frank Peterson III and 40-year-old Anthony Johnson.

Norwalk police are continuing to investigate the crash, which sent the driver of the other car to Norwalk Hospital with serious injuries.

The crash between a Subaru sedan and a BMW occurred at 10:11 p.m. in front of 789 Connecticut Ave., near the border of Darien and Norwalk.

Arriving officers found two cars in the roadway with extensive damage, police said. Peterson and Johnson, who were the occupants of one car, were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The male driver of the other car was seriously injured, police said.

The Norwalk Fire Department extricated all three males from the wreckage, and the one with serious injuries was taken to Norwalk Hospital, police said.

Related story: Two Killed In Car Crash In Norwalk

Police said that the preliminary investigation indicates that both cars were traveling in opposite directions on Connecticut Avenue when the head-on collision occurred.

Connecticut Avenue remained closed for several hours while the Norwalk Police Accident Investigators and the Crime Scene Unit processed the scene.

Police believe that other motorists may have observed the accident, and anyone that witnessed the crash is asked to contact Officer Christopher Wasilewski at 203-854-3035.

Witnesses can also call the Norwalk PD tip line at 203-854-3111 or send anonymous tips to or by text by typing NPD into the text field, followed by the message and sending it to CRIMES (274637).

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