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ID Released For 31-Year-Old Killed After Car Mounts Sidewalk, Strikes Tree In Fairfield County

The area of the fatal crash.
The area of the fatal crash. Photo Credit: Photo by Scott Rodgerson on Unsplash and Google Maps street view

Police have identified a woman who was killed after her vehicle crashed into a tree on New Year's Day in Fairfield County.

The crash took place in Stamford around 6:10 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 1 in the area of 171 Greenwich Ave.

Stamford resident Marcela Parra, age 31, was killed when the 2019 Honda she was driving southbound on Greenwich Avenue crossed over to the northbound side of the road, mounted the sidewalk, and struck a tree head-on, said Sgt. Jeffrey Booth of the Stamford Police.

Parra was pronounced dead at the scene, Booth said.

 A passenger in the vehicle, a 24-year-old Stamford resident was transported to Stamford Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, He was treated and released.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Booth said officers are awaiting the results of Parra’s autopsy and the results of toxicology tests.

The investigation remains open, anyone that may have any further information is being asked to contact the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Squad at 203-977-4712. 

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