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29-Year-Old Killed In Crash On Merritt Parkway In Fairfield County

The area of the fatal crash in Stamford.
The area of the fatal crash in Stamford. Photo Credit: Pixabay/diegoparra and Google Maps street view

State Police are searching for witnesses to a fiery crash that killed a 29-year-old Fairfield County man in a three-car collision on the Merritt Parkway.

The crash took place in Stamford around 10:20 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31 on the northbound side, Connecticut State Police said.

An investigation found that Peter Matusiewicz, of Stamford, struck a wooden guard rail after losing control of his vehicle for an unknown reason just north of Exit 34, state police said. 

Matusiewicz's 2007 Saab was then struck by a Toyota Highlander and a Nissan Rogue, which were also headed northbound, state police added.

His vehicle burst into flames after coming to rest in the right lane, police added.

The driver of the Nissan Rogue, a 36-year-old Hartford County resident, from Manchester, was transported to Stamford Hospital by Stamford EMS with complaints of leg, arm, and chest pain. 

The driver of the Highlander, a 43-year-old New York City man, was not injured, police said.

Matusiewicz sustained critical injuries and died, state police said. 

The case remains under investigation. Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Trooper Maxwell Robins at 203-696-2500, or through email at 

State Police are also asking any drivers with dashcams who were in the area at the time of the collision are asked to contact Robins.

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