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Woman Struck, Killed By SUV On Candlewood Lake Road

Candlewood Lake Road in Brookfield.
Candlewood Lake Road in Brookfield. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A woman was struck and killed in Brookfield while walking or jogging in Brookfield, police said.

At approximately 10:10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, Brookfield police were notified via multiple 911 calls of a motor vehicle crash with injuries on Candlewood Lake Road, north of the intersection with Main Drive.

When police and other emergency responders arrived at the scene, they found that a pedestrian, Linda Warner, 76, of Brookfield, had been struck by a motor vehicle along Candlewood Lake Road in the area of No. 279, according to police.

Warner was transported by Brookfield ambulance to the Danbury Hospital emergency department, where she was pronounced dead shortly after her arrival.

The driver of the Ford SUV which struck Warner was Gary Elwell, 50, of Brookfield.

Elwell called 911 after the crash, and was at the scene when police arrived. Elwell was uninjured and there were no other passengers in the vehicle.

The motor vehicle crash is being investigated by the Brookfield Accident Investigation Team.

Candlewood Lake Road between Main Drive in Kellogg Street was closed from approximately 10:15 a.m. until 1:07 p.m. while police investigated.

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