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Drunk Driver Caused Wrong-Way I-84 Crash In CT That Killed Woman, Toddler: Police Drunk Driver Caused Wrong-Way I-84 Crash In CT That Killed Woman, Toddler: Police
Drunk Driver Caused Wrong-Way I-84 Crash In CT That Killed Woman, Toddler: Police A 29-year-old woman is facing manslaughter charges in connection with a suspected DWI, wrong-way crash on I-84 in Connecticut that killed a woman and toddler. The Hartford County wreck happened on I-84 in West Hartford, near Exit 44, at around 8 p.m. on Sept. 6, 2023. Connecticut State Police said Michelle Miller, of Wolcott in New Haven County, was driving a Volkswagen Jetta sedan westbound on I-84 when she lost control and drove into the grassy median. After crossing the median, she went up an embankment and into the eastbound lanes where she struck an oncoming Subaru Impreza sedan. The…
CT Hit-Run Crash Kills 1, Closes 2 Roadways For Hours CT Hit-Run Crash Kills 1, Closes 2 Roadways For Hours
CT Hit-Run Crash Kills 1, Closes 2 Roadways For Hours A 64-year-old Connecticut man is dead following a two-vehicle hit-and-run crash that closed two major roadways for several hours. The crash occurred in New Haven around 4:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, in the area of  South Frontage Road and College Street. According to Officer Christian Bruckhart of the New Haven Police, a preliminary investigation found a vehicle driving on South Frontage Road went through a red light and collided with a vehicle driving on College Street at the intersection. Bruckhart said the driver of the offending vehicle fled after the collision. The second d…
Street Racers May Have Caused I-84 Multi-Car Crash, Police Say Street Racers May Have Caused I-84 Multi-Car Crash, Police Say
Street Racers May Have Caused I-84 Multi-Car Crash, Police Say Connecticut State Police report a multi-vehicle crash on I-84 was likely caused by street racers. The crash occurred around 10 p.m., Monday, July 1, on I-84 between Exits 68 and 69 in Tolland. According to State Police, responding troopers located an extensive debris field and one vehicle that had rolled during the crash. State Police said troopers investigating the crash believe the crash was caused by several vehicles "driving recklessly" and also "slow rolling the highway" before racing each other. The vehicles included a 2010 Honda Civic LX, a 2007 Honda Accord, and a 2012 Nissan Alti…
IDs Released Of 4 Killed, Including Off-Duty NYPD Cop, 9 Injured In Alleged DWI Crash At Store IDs Released Of 4 Killed, Including Off-Duty NYPD Cop, 9 Injured In Alleged DWI Crash At Store
IDs Released Of 4 Killed, Including Off-Duty Nypd Cop, 9 Injured In Alleged DWI Crash At Store The identities have been released of four people killed, including a police officer, and nine injured after an allegedly drunk driver crashed an SUV into a shop at a New York strip mall. The incident happened on Long Island around 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, in the hamlet of Deer Park. According to Suffolk County Police, the driver, Steven Schwally, age 64, of Dix Hills, was driving a 2020 Chevy Traverse southbound at a high rate of speed through the parking lot in front of 421 Commack Road. He then crossed over Grand Boulevard and continued through the parking lot of 794 Grand B…
CT DOT Worker Killed After Being Struck On Highway Ramp Shoulder CT DOT Worker Killed After Being Struck On Highway Ramp Shoulder
CT DOT Worker Killed After Being Struck On Highway Ramp Shoulder A 26-year-old Connecticut Department of Transportation worker was killed after being struck by a vehicle on the shoulder of a highway exit ramp.  The crash happened in New Haven County on Friday, June 28 just after 9:15 a.m., when the DOT worker was struck while working alongside the shoulder of the Exit 13 on-ramp on Interstate 91 South in Wallingford, Connecticut State Police announced.  An investigation conducted by troopers determined that the worker had been policing trash for mowing crews when he was hit by a vehicle on the ramp that left its lane, police said. The worker, …
Kindergarten Student, Mother Both Fatally Struck Near Westchester County School Kindergarten Student, Mother Both Fatally Struck Near Westchester County School
Kindergarten Student, Mother Both Fatally Struck Near Westchester County School This story has been updated. A crash involving a school bus in Westchester left a kindergarten student and his mother dead.  New, updated report - New Update: IDs Released Of Mother, Child Fatally Struck By School Bus In Mamaroneck The incident happened on Thursday morning, June 20 around 8:30 a.m., when the student and his mother were struck by a vehicle while walking to the Mamaroneck Avenue School on Mamaroneck Avenue, according to the Mamaroneck Union Free School District.  According to the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department, investigators found that a school bus w…
CT Woman Nabbed In Fatal Hit-Run Crash CT Woman Nabbed In Fatal Hit-Run Crash
CT Woman Nabbed In Fatal Hit-Run Crash Police captured a 45-year-old Connecticut woman for a hit-and-run crash that killed a 47-year-old woman. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 10 p.m., Friday, in the area of Main Street and Boston Avenue in East Haven. East Haven Police said Gina LaVacca, of East Haven, was found suffering from life-threatening injuries and pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by a sedan that fled the area. Witnesses told officers the sedan drove east on Main Street after striking LaVacca. Officers quickly conducted a canvass of the area and obtained surveillance video from a private…
Construction Worker Killed By Reckless Driver On CT Roadway, Police Say Construction Worker Killed By Reckless Driver On CT Roadway, Police Say
Construction Worker Killed By Reckless Driver On CT Roadway, Police Say A Connecticut man is being held on a $1 million bond after hitting and killing a construction worker in a crash while allegedly driving recklessly.  Hartford County resident Jose Diaz-Nieves, age 54, of East Hartford, was killed around 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, after being hit by a vehicle driven by 25-year-old Tommy Nguyen, of Hartford. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, patrol officers responded to the area of West Boulevard at South Whitney Street on a report of a construction worker struck by a vehicle.  Officers located Diaz-Nieves, who s…
Fatal Hit-Run: Drunk Driver Found Hiding In Woods After CT Crash Killing Woman, Police Say Fatal Hit-Run: Drunk Driver Found Hiding In Woods After CT Crash Killing Woman, Police Say
Fatal Hit-Run: Drunk Driver Found Hiding In Woods After CT Crash Killing Woman, Police Say A woman was killed and another victim was injured in a suspected hit-and-run, drunk driving crash in Connecticut. The New London County incident happened at around 4:45 p.m. Sunday, June 9, in Griswold, at the intersection of Taylor Hill and Oakville roads. Connecticut State Police said 35-year-old Franklin Post, of Bozrah, was speeding when he ran a stop sign and collided with a GMC SUV.  Witnesses told police that immediately following the crash, Post and two passengers exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. When troopers arrived, they found his Audi with its driver side do…
Trapped Driver Rescued After I-95 Crash In Westport Trapped Driver Rescued After I-95 Crash In Westport
Trapped Driver Rescued After I-95 Crash In Westport A driver was extricated during an overnight crash on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut. It happened just before 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, in Westport, northbound between exits 17 and 18.  According to Westport Fire Department Assistant Chief Brian Meadows, when engines arrived, one vehicle with heavy damage was pinned under the guard rail, with one occupant still inside.  A crew conducted an initial patient assessment, deployed a protective hose line, and assisted with stabilization.  After the vehicle was stabilized, they began extricating the …
Toddler Who Wandered Out Of CT Laundromat Killed By Hit-Run Driver, Police Say Toddler Who Wandered Out Of CT Laundromat Killed By Hit-Run Driver, Police Say
Toddler Who Wandered Out Of CT Laundromat Killed By Hit-Run Driver, Police Say An alleged hit-and-run driver killed a 1-and-a-half-year-old girl after wandering outside of a Connecticut laundromat. The incident occurred in Hartford around 11 p.m., Monday, June 3, in the area of 36 New Britain Ave. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, officers responded to the area after the department received numerous 911 calls reporting a toddler struck by a vehicle. Officers located the child unresponsive in the roadway, Boisvert said. The toddler was rushed to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.  "It was determined t…
Support Floods In For Family Of Trooper Killed In CT Hit-Run Support Floods In For Family Of Trooper Killed In CT Hit-Run
Support Floods In For Family Of Trooper Killed In CT Hit-Run After the tragic death of a Connecticut State Police Trooper, the community has rallied together to support his wife and their two young children. Trooper Aaron Pelletier, age 34, was killed on Thursday, May 30, on I-84 in Hartford County. Aaron was near Exit 31 in Southington, standing at the driver’s side door of a vehicle he had just pulled over when he was struck and killed by a passing driver. Earlier Report: Arrest Made In Trooper's Hit-Run Death In Southington “The grief and sadness caused by Aaron’s sudden death cannot be properly expressed in words,” wrote Troop H, whom…
1 Teen Killed, 4 Seriously Injured In Fiery Overnight CT Crash 1 Teen Killed, 4 Seriously Injured In Fiery Overnight CT Crash
1 Teen Killed, 4 Seriously Injured In Fiery Overnight CT Crash One teenager was killed, another was airlifted to the hospital with critical injuries, and three others were seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in Connecticut. Click here for a new, updated story: IDs Released By Family In Fatal Wolcott Crash That Killed 1 Teen, Injured 3 Others It happened in New Haven County, in the town of Wolcott, around 10 p.m. Saturday, June 1. The Wolcott Police Department said it received a report that a vehicle had gone off the road and struck a tree in the area of 734 Spindle Hill Rd.  While en route to the scene, dispatch notified respondin…
Arrest Made In State Trooper's Hit-Run Death Arrest Made In State Trooper's Hit-Run Death
Arrest Made In State Trooper's Hit-Run Death A 44-year-old Connecticut man has been charged in the hit-and-run death of Trooper Aaron Pelletier, who was killed while making a traffic stop. Related: New Update: Trooper ID’d As Victim In Southington I-84 Crash The incident occurred in Hartford County around 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 30, on I-84 in Southington. According to the Connecticut State Police, Alex Oyola-Sanchez, age 44, of Hartford, was charged with manslaughter/motor vehicle, among other charges, moments after the fatal crash when his vehicle sustained a tire failure on I-84 in Farmington. He is being held on a $5 mill…
New Update: Officer ID’d As Victim In CT I-84 Crash New Update: Officer ID’d As Victim In CT I-84 Crash
New Update: Officer ID’d As Victim In CT I-84 Crash This story has been updated.  The victim of a serious I-84 crash has been identified as a Connecticut State Police trooper. Aaron Pelletier has been announced as the victim of a Thursday, May 30 hit-and-run crash on I-84 in the Hartford County town of Southington, his Connecticut State Police colleagues announced. Pelletier, who served in Troop H of Hartford, pulled over a car near Exit 31 just after 2:30 p.m. for a traffic stop. Pelletier's place of residence and age have not yet been released. After he had stepped outside of his cruiser, he was hit by a passing vehicle, which c…
38-Year-Old CT Woman Struck, Killed By SUV In NY 38-Year-Old CT Woman Struck, Killed By SUV In NY
38-Year-Old CT Woman Struck, Killed By SUV In NY The identity has been released of the victim of a fatal crash on a busy Hudson Valley roadway. The incident happened around 11 p.m. Friday, May 10, in Orange County on Route 211 near Route 17 in the town of Wallkill. New York State Police say that a preliminary investigation revealed that Connecticut resident Mary C. Shea, age 38, from the town of Naugatuck in New Haven County, was walking on Route 211 when she stepped off the curb and into the right lane of traffic when she was struck by a 2017 Ford Escape that was traveling west. The operator of the vehicle stopped, called 911 and attemp…
Man Struck, Killed On Busy CT Roadway Man Struck, Killed On Busy CT Roadway
Man Struck, Killed On Busy CT Roadway A pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle on a busy Connecticut roadway. The crash occurred in New Haven County around 10 a.m., Saturday, May 11, at 836 East Main St., in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, the man sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene. The motor vehicle driver remained on the scene and was not injured.  Bessette said that the pedestrian had been identified as an adult male. The man has not been identified by police pending notification of his family.  This accident is under investigation by t…
Man Standing On CT Roadway, Struck, Killed By Pickup Truck Man Standing On CT Roadway, Struck, Killed By Pickup Truck
Man Standing On CT Roadway, Struck, Killed By Pickup Truck A 39-year-old Hudson Valley man was struck and killed by a Dodge Ram pickup truck while standing on a roadway in Connecticut. The crash occurred in Hartford County around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, on I-91 north of the Exit 46 on-ramp in Enfield. According to the Connecticut State Police, Dutchess County resident TJ Jennings of Hopewell Junction was standing in the highway's right lane when struck by the truck. The truck came to a stop on the right shoulder, state police said. State Police said Jennings sustained injuries "not compatible with life" and was pronounced dead at the scene. …
Fatal CT Crash: 23-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Fatal CT Crash: 23-Year-Old ID'd As Victim
Fatal CT Crash: 23-Year-Old ID'd As Victim A 23-year-old was killed in an overnight crash in Connecticut. It happened in Hartford County just before 11 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Windsor. Connecticut State Police said a 2024 Kawasaki was traveling northbound on I-91 south of Exit 36 when, for an unknown reason, it veered to the left and struck a median concrete barrier. The driver, Zachary Michael Nason, of Southington, was thrown from the vehicle and located on southbound I-91, where he was pronounced dead, according to police. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Trooper Jason Trombly at 860-534-1000 or at jason.t…
Rollover Crash: 1 Seriously Injured In Wreck That Blocked I-84 For Hours Rollover Crash: 1 Seriously Injured In Wreck That Blocked I-84 For Hours
Rollover Crash: 1 Seriously Injured In Wreck That Blocked I-84 For Hours A man is hospitalized following a rollover crash that shut down a Connecticut highway for hours. The Tolland County wreck happened at around 10 a.m. Monday, April 29, on I-84 in the town of Tolland, near Exit 69. Connecticut State Police said a 38-year-old New York man was driving a Hyundai SUV eastbound in the left lane when he suddenly veered across three lanes of traffic and went off the roadway. The vehicle then rolled over before striking a tree. Troopers said the man was able to free himself from the SUV before police and medics arrived on scene. He was taken to Hartford Hospital wi…
Fatal Crash: 20-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After Car Crashes Into Tree On CT Roadway Fatal Crash: 20-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After Car Crashes Into Tree On CT Roadway
Fatal Crash: 20-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After Car Crashes Into Tree On CT Roadway A 20-year-old was killed after a car crashed into a tree in Connecticut. It happened around 9:50 a.m. Sunday, April 28 in Tolland County. A 2019 Ford Mustang was traveling in a southerly direction on West Street in the town of Hebron at a high rate of speed, Connecticut State Police say. For an unknown reason, it went off the right shoulder of the roadway and struck a large tree.  After the collision the car caught on fire and the sole occupant was pronounced dead at the scene. He's been identified as Anthony Michael Cardello of West Hartford, police announced. Next-…
19-Year-Old Bethel Woman Killed, 4 Hospitalized In Overnight Crash 19-Year-Old Bethel Woman Killed, 4 Hospitalized In Overnight Crash
19-Year-Old Bethel Woman Killed, 4 Hospitalized In Overnight Crash A teenager was killed and four others hospitalized in an overnight single-vehicle crash in Connecticut. It happened around 10:15 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in Tolland County in the town of Willington. A 2007 Subaru Legacy with five occupants, all from the town of Bethel in Fairfield County, was traveling southbound on River Road when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to overturn, according to Connecticut State Police. One of the passengers, 19-year-old Maria Damata sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead, said police. The driver, a 21-year-old man,…
Man Killed In I-684 Crash Had False ID, Police Say Man Killed In I-684 Crash Had False ID, Police Say
Man Killed In I-684 Crash Had False ID, Police Say Authorities have released the identity of a man killed in a one-car crash on I-684. New York City resident Mario Goris, age 53, of the Bronx, was killed in a crash that happened on Sunday, April 14, around 3:15 p.m. on the northbound side near Exit 4 in Bedford, according to New York State Police. Earlier Report - Update: Person Killed In Crash On I-684 In Bedford At the time of the crash, Goris had been driving a 2006 Honda CRV when it veered to the left, entered the median at high speed, and hit a tree. He was found dead at the scene of the crash and was the only person in the …
Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd After Being Struck By Vehicle On CT Highway Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd After Being Struck By Vehicle On CT Highway
Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd After Being Struck By Vehicle On CT Highway Connecticut State Police are seeking witnesses after a man was struck on killed while in the HOV of I-84 The incident occurred in Hartford County around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday,  April 16, on I-84 westbound in East Hartford. According to Connecticut State Police, New York City resident Randy Casado, age 28, of Brooklyn, was walking in the HOV travel lane when he was struck by a 2007 Toyota Prius traveling west in the same lane. State police said that after the strike, the Prius came to a stop in the swale between the HOV lane and the left lane. Casado was located in the HOV directl…
Wrong-Way Crash: 1 Killed On I-84 Stretch Wrong-Way Crash: 1 Killed On I-84 Stretch
Wrong-Way Crash: 1 Killed On I-84 Stretch One person was killed during a Hudson Valley crash between a sedan that was allegedly driving in the wrong direction and a tractor-trailer. The incident took place in Putnam County around 4 a.m. Monday, near mile marker 68 eastbound on I-84 in the town of Southeast. According to Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police, A Subaru Cross Trek was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when it struck an eastbound 2024 Volvo tractor-trailer. The driver of Subaru was pronounced dead on the scene, Hicks said. The tractor-trailer driver was not injured. The name of the victim has no…
Driver From Norwalk Ejected From Vehicle In New Jersey Crash: Police Driver From Norwalk Ejected From Vehicle In New Jersey Crash: Police
Driver From Norwalk Ejected From Vehicle In New Jersey Crash: Police A 40-year-old Connecticut man was seriously injured when he was ejected from his vehicle in a crash on Route 80 in Morris County early Thursday morning, March 14, authorities said. At 12:59 a.m., a Volvo traveling eastbound on Route 80 in Mount Arlington lost directional control, ran off the roadway to the left, struck the concrete barrier, re-entered the lanes of travel, ran off the roadway to the right, struck a guardrail, overturned and then crashed into a tree, Troy McNair, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said. During the crash, the driver, who is from Norwalk, was ejected f…
CT 39-Year-Old Woman Killed In Fiery Crash After Hitting Tree CT 39-Year-Old Woman Killed In Fiery Crash After Hitting Tree
CT 39-Year-Old Woman Killed In Fiery Crash After Hitting Tree A 39-year-old Connecticut woman was killed in a fiery crash after crashing into a tree. The collision occurred in New London County around 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 12 on Route 85 in Colchester. According to the Connecticut State Police, the victim, identified as Tolland County resident Alycia Ziegler, of Andover, was traveling northbound on Route 85 in a Subaru Ascent when for an unknown reason the vehicle crossed over the southbound lane and struck a large tree.  The Subaru then caught fire, state police said. Police said Ziegler was pulled from the fire by bystanders as EMS a…
CT Man, 34, Killed In Rollover Crash CT Man, 34, Killed In Rollover Crash
CT Man, 34, Killed In Rollover Crash A Connecticut man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 91. The incident took place in New Haven County around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3 in Meriden. According to Connecticut State Police, the man, identified as Charles Davenport, age 31, of New Haven, was driving a 2023 Kia Niro southbound when he veered onto the left shoulder, plowed into the grassy median, and rolled over before hitting a tree stump. Davenport was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said.  An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information or a dashboard camera is asked to contact T…
Fatal Crash: 45-Year-Old CT Resident ID'd As Victim On I-84 Fatal Crash: 45-Year-Old CT Resident ID'd As Victim On I-84
Fatal Crash: 45-Year-Old CT Resident ID'd As Victim On I-84 One person was killed in a two-vehicle overnight crash in Connecticut. It happened around 2 a.m. Saturday, March 2 in Tolland County on the eastbound side of I-84 in the town of Union. One tractor-trailer was traveling in the right and another was traveling in the center lane before it veered right for an unknown reason and struck the truck in the right lane, Connecticut State Police said. The second tractor-trailer then overturned and slid on the roadway into the right shoulder, damaging approximately 250 feet of metal beam guardrail.  Both tractor-trailers …
Friends, Family Remember Connecticut Couple Killed In Hit-Run Crash Friends, Family Remember Connecticut Couple Killed In Hit-Run Crash
Friends, Family Remember Connecticut Couple Killed In Hit-Run Crash The man and woman from Connecticut killed in an alleged hit-and-run crash in Pennsylvania over the weekend have been identified as a husband and wife. Windham County residents Richard and Rebecca Whiddon, ages 37 and 33, both of the town of Brooklyn, were passengers in a Nissan that was struck in Bucks County near the corner of Veterans Highway and Ford Road in Bristol Township on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 24,  Both were pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. The driver and another passenger in the Nissan were also hurt.  Earlier report - Double-Fatal Hit-Run Crash: Man, Woman Fro…
Woman Hit By Range Rover Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries In Greenwich Woman Hit By Range Rover Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries In Greenwich
Woman Hit By Range Rover Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries In Greenwich A 78-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by a Range Rover on a Fairfield County roadway. The incident occurred in Greenwich around 8:45 a.m., Monday, Feb. 5 on Railroad Avenue in the area of Field Point Road. According to Capt. John Slusarz, of the Greenwich Police, the woman was hit when a 35-year-old Stamford resident driving a Range Rover, was turning left from Field Point Road when he struck the woman crossing the street.  The driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with investigators, Slusarz said. The woman, of Flushing, New …