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Fourth Victim ID'd In Fiery Quadruple-Fatal CT Crash Fourth Victim ID'd In Fiery Quadruple-Fatal CT Crash
Fourth Victim ID'd In Fiery Quadruple-Fatal CT Crash Police in Connecticut have identified the fourth victim killed in a horrific two-vehicle fiery crash that killed four people.  Related: Police ID 3 Of 4 Victims In Fiery Fatal Waterbury Head-On Crash The crash occurred in New Haven County around 11 p.m. Friday, July 19, in Waterbury on Thomaston Avenue when a car traveling south slammed into a northbound vehicle, causing both to burst into flames, said Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police. Lawrence Jackson, age 28, of Waterbury, was the front-seat passenger in an Audi A-7 involved in the crash with a Lexus GS300. Bessette…
Driver Crashes Into Bear On Busy CT Highway Driver Crashes Into Bear On Busy CT Highway
Driver Crashes Into Bear On Busy CT Highway Although a driver emerged without injuries after colliding with a bear on a busy Connecticut highway, the animal did not fare the same. The crash happened in Litchfield County on Sunday, July 21 just before 9 p.m., when a 2015 MINI Cooper struck a bear on Route 8 South near Exit 45 in Torrington, according to Connecticut State Police. Arriving troopers began an investigation and determined that the bear ran into the road in front of the car, which was unable to avoid hitting it.  The driver of the MINI Cooper was not injured in the crash. However, the bear was killed and was found blo…
Police ID 3 Of 4 Victims In Fiery Fatal CT Head-On Crash Police ID 3 Of 4 Victims In Fiery Fatal CT Head-On Crash
Police ID 3 Of 4 Victims In Fiery Fatal CT Head-On Crash Police in Connecticut have identified three of the four people killed in a horrific two-vehicle fiery crash. New, updated story: Fourth Victim ID'd In Fiery Quadruple-Fatal CT Crash The crash occurred in New Haven County around 11 p.m. Friday, July 19, in Waterbury on Thomaston Avenue when a car traveling south slammed into a northbound vehicle, causing both to burst into flames, said Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police. He added that the two involved vehicles have been identified as an Audi A7 and a Lexus GS300. Bessette said the Lexus driver has been identified as Mark Sousa, a…
CT Man Dies After Rolling Classic Convertible Off Retaining Wall CT Man Dies After Rolling Classic Convertible Off Retaining Wall
CT Man Dies After Rolling Classic Convertible Off Retaining Wall A Connecticut man was killed after rolling his classic 1965 Ford Mustang off of a retaining wall. The crash occurred in New London County around 9:30 a.m., Sunday, July 21, in Preston near 194 Middle Road. According to the Connecticut State Police, Kraid Bressette, age 60, of New London County in Preston, died after he drove his convertible into the northbound grassy roadside and onto a stone retaining wall before rolling on its right side. The convertible top was down at the of the crash, State Police said. State Police said there was a five-foot drop from the roadway to the base of the …
Fatal Crash: 44-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After Being Ejected From Car On CT Roadway Fatal Crash: 44-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After Being Ejected From Car On CT Roadway
Fatal Crash: 44-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After Being Ejected From Car On CT Roadway One person was killed after being ejected from his vehicle in an early-morning Connecticut crash. It happened just before 3 a.m. Saturday, July 20, in Hartford County on northbound I-91 in Rocky Hill. According to Connecticut State Police, a 2008 Nissan Versa was traveling near Exit 24 when it veered into the right shoulder and hit a guardrail. The driver, Middlesex County resident Marcos Benitez Rengifo, age 44, of the town of Portland, was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. After that crash, police say a 2018 Acura collided with the disabled Nissan in t…
ID Released For HS Student Killed In Crash At Shopping Center In Westchester ID Released For HS Student Killed In Crash At Shopping Center In Westchester
ID Released For HS Student Killed In Crash At Shopping Center In Westchester The identity has been released of a high school student who was killed in a crash at a shopping center in Westchester County. Click here for a new, updated story: HS Student Killed In Crash At Westchester Shopping Center Was Beloved Baseball Player The incident happened just after midnight on Saturday, July 13, in New Rochelle at the Horseshoe Shopping Center at 1062 Wilmot Road. Officers arrived on the scene and found a 2019 Honda Accord completely on fire.  The sole occupant in the vehicle was found in the driver's seat deceased, according to Captain J. Collin…
59-Year-Old Man Killed In Single-Vehicle CT Crash 59-Year-Old Man Killed In Single-Vehicle CT Crash
59-Year-Old Man Killed In Single-Vehicle CT Crash A 59-year-old Connecticut man was killed after police say he lost control of his car. The incident occurred in New Haven at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Monday, July 15, on I-91 southbound in the area of Exit 2. According to Connecticut State Police, a preliminary investigation revealed that Segundo Manuel Guaman, of Hamden, who was driving a Toyota Camry, veered towards the right across all other lanes for an unknown reason and entered the Exit 2 gore area.  The Toyota then continued through the gore area, striking the off-ramp sign support and the impact attenuator, state police…
Victim In Fatal Crash At Shopping Center In Westchester ID'd As HS Student Victim In Fatal Crash At Shopping Center In Westchester ID'd As HS Student
Victim In Fatal Crash At Shopping Center In Westchester ID'd As HS Student A local high school student has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash at a shopping center in Westchester County. Click here for a new, updated story: ID Released For HS Student Killed In Crash At Shopping Center In New Rochelle The incident happened just after midnight on Saturday, July 13, in New Rochelle at the Horseshoe Shopping Center at 1062 Wilmot Road. Officers arrived on the scene and found a 2019 Honda Accord completely on fire.  The sole occupant in the vehicle was found in the driver's seat deceased, according to Captain J. Collins Coyne, the com…
Man Accused Of Leaving CT Crash Scene, Driving Unregistered Car, More: Police Man Accused Of Leaving CT Crash Scene, Driving Unregistered Car, More: Police
Man Accused Of Leaving CT Crash Scene, Driving Unregistered Car, More: Police A Connecticut man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly crashed into another car on a highway, injuring two, and fled the scene. The New Haven County incident occurred on Friday, July 12 in the town of Seymour, according to Connecticut State Police. Just after 10 p.m. that night, 34-year-old Bethany man Brandon Graham was driving a gray Mercedes-Benz 380SL northbound on Route 8. Near the area of Exit 22, he reportedly hit the back bumper of the car in front of him, a Nissan Sentra carrying two people. After the crash, Graham’s vehicle car veered into the left lane and hit the …
CT 19-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Route 1 Crash CT 19-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Route 1 Crash
CT 19-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Route 1 Crash Police are searching for witnesses to a crash on a Connecticut roadway that left a 19-year-old man seriously injured. The New London County incident occurred on Friday, July 12 in the town of Old Lyme, Connecticut State Police said. Just before 1 a.m., the teen was driving north on Route 1, or Boston Post Road, in a Honda HR-V LX. Near the intersection of Boggy Hole Road, the teen lost control of the SUV, veered onto the left side of the roadway, and hit a parked car sitting in a nearby driveway, according to police. His car continued forward into an embankment and rolled over. The …
Fatal Crash: 35-Year-Old CT Woman ID'd As Victim After Car Slams Into Pole, Down Embankment Fatal Crash: 35-Year-Old CT Woman ID'd As Victim After Car Slams Into Pole, Down Embankment
Fatal Crash: 35-Year-Old CT Woman ID'd As Victim After Car Slams Into Pole, Down Embankment A woman was killed after a single-vehicle car crash in Connecticut. It happened in Windham County at around 10:15 a.m. Friday, July 12, in the town of Woodstock. A 2011 Toyota Camry was traveling northbound on Roseland Park Road just south of Arvidson Road at an unknown speed when it veered off the roadway to the right, striking approximately 40 inches of wooden fence, Connecticut State Police said. The Camry continued traveling north, striking a utility pole on the northbound shoulder before crashing down an embankment, where it came to a final rest against a stan…
Man Accused Of Drunk Driving In 2-Car Crash With Serious Injuries In CT Man Accused Of Drunk Driving In 2-Car Crash With Serious Injuries In CT
Man Accused Of Drunk Driving In 2-Car Crash With Serious Injuries In CT A 26-year-old man faces drunk driving charges following a two-vehicle crash in Connecticut that left two people with serious injuries, police announced.  Litchfield County resident Jacob Lowe of Roxbury was arrested on Sunday, July 7 following a crash on the same day that happened around 10:45 p.m. in the area of 247 South St. in Roxbury, Connecticut State Police announced on Monday, July 8.  According to State Police, two vehicles, including Lowe's Ford F-250 truck, had been traveling north on South Street. The two vehicles then tried passing another car at the same time and coll…
CT Woman Charged With DUI After Hitting Car At Restaurant, Fleeing CT Woman Charged With DUI After Hitting Car At Restaurant, Fleeing
CT Woman Charged With DUI After Hitting Car At Restaurant, Fleeing A 33-year-old Connecticut woman has been charged with alleged DUI and other crimes, including fighting with police, after she struck another vehicle and fled the scene. New Haven County resident Uniese Rivera, age 33, of Milford, was charged on Sunday, July 7 in Milford. According to Milford Police, an officer spotted a vehicle driving erratically on Bridgeport Avenue and stopped the car. The driver, identified as Rivera, was found to be intoxicated, the department said. Around the same time, dispatch received a call that the same vehicle had struck another vehicle in the Pi…
3 Police Officers Attacked In Separate CT Incidents 3 Police Officers Attacked In Separate CT Incidents
3 Police Officers Attacked In Separate CT Incidents Three Connecticut officers were attacked over the weekend in two separate incidents. The attacks occurred on Saturday, June 29, in New Haven County in West Haven and New London County in Norwich.  In West Haven, one officer was injured when Imran Ahmed, age 54, of West Haven, allegedly deliberately crashed his vehicle into an occupied police cruiser that was helping another officer who Ahmed had been trying to run off the roadway. The event began around 2 p.m. when a West Haven Police officer was driving in the area of Meloy Road and Route 1. Ahmed pulled up alongside him and attempte…
Fatal Crash: CT 23-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After Car Hits Tree, Parked Car Fatal Crash: CT 23-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After Car Hits Tree, Parked Car
Fatal Crash: CT 23-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After Car Hits Tree, Parked Car One person was killed in an overnight crash in Connecticut. It happened around 1:45 a.m. Saturday, June 29, in Middlesex County, on Route 1 near Post Avenue in Westbrook. According to Connecticut State Police, while negotiating a left-hand curve on the roadway, the vehicle, a 2007 Honda CRV, traveled into the right shoulder and made contact with a curb. The car the hit a tree and parked car before rolling over and coming to a rest on the driver's side. The driver was transported to Shoreline Clinic in Westbrook, where he was pronounced dead by medical personnel. He's been identified as&n…
Man Charged With DWI After SUV Crashes Into NY Store, Killing 4, Injuring 9 Man Charged With DWI After SUV Crashes Into NY Store, Killing 4, Injuring 9
Man Charged With DWI After SUV Crashes Into NY Store, Killing 4, Injuring 9 A man has been charged with driving while intoxicated after authorities say he crashed a vehicle into a shop at a New York strip mall, killing four people and injuring nine others. Click here for a new, updated story - IDs Released Of 4 Killed, Including Off-Duty Cop, 9 Injured In Alleged DWI Crash At NY Store 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 man 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 cr…
Double-Fatal CT Crash: 18-Year-Old Charged With Manslaughter, More, Police Say Double-Fatal CT Crash: 18-Year-Old Charged With Manslaughter, More, Police Say
Double-Fatal CT Crash: 18-Year-Old Charged With Manslaughter, More, Police Say A man faces manslaughter charges and more after he allegedly drove a car drunk, leading to a crash that killed two other teenagers. Connecticut State Police arrested 18-year-old Nicholas Johnson on Thursday, June 20, nearly a year after the Windham County incident took place in the town of Brooklyn. On June 25, 2023, Johnson (a Moosup resident who was 17 at the time) was reportedly driving a Toyota Prius southwest on Allen Hill Road when, at the intersection of Wauregan Road, he ran a stop sign and turned left, causing the car to spin out just before 4 a.m., slamming into a tree before sl…
ID Released For Shelton Man Killed In Fiery Crash ID Released For Shelton Man Killed In Fiery Crash
ID Released For Shelton Man Killed In Fiery Crash Police have identified a Fairfield County man who was killed in a single-car fiery crash in Shelton. Related: Man Killed In Fiery Shelton Crash Mauricio Sierra Zapata, age 24, of Shelton.was killed around 11:30 on Sunday, June 23, in the area of Commerce Drive and Research Drive. According to Det. Christopher Nugent of the Shelton Police, responding firefighters and police found the car on fire and pulled Zapata out of the vehicle. He was rushed to Bridgeport Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.  The Shelton Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team is activ…
Man Killed In Fiery Shelton Crash Man Killed In Fiery Shelton Crash
Man Killed In Fiery Shelton Crash A man pulled from a burning car following a crash in Fairfield County has died. Related: Police ID Shelton Man Killed In Fiery Crash The incident occurred in Shelton at around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, in the area of Commerce Drive and Research Drive. Det. Christopher Nugent of the Shelton Police said responding officers and Shelton firefighters pulled a man from the burning car following the single-vehicle crash. The man was transported to Bridgeport Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, Nugent said. The Shelton Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team is …
CT Man With No ID Killed In Crash After Speeding In Opposite Lane: Police CT Man With No ID Killed In Crash After Speeding In Opposite Lane: Police
CT Man With No ID Killed In Crash After Speeding In Opposite Lane: Police A Connecticut man was killed in a New York crash after allegedly speeding in the opposite lane of traffic and striking another vehicle before hitting a tree, police announced.  The crash happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, June 19 just before noon, when two cars collided on Route 311 just south of Caroline Drive in the town of Patterson, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. Arriving Sheriff's deputies found both an Infiniti on the shoulder of the road as well as an Acura that had hit a tree.  The Infiniti's driver, a 35-year-old Patterson woman, told authorities t…
24-Year-Old Killed After Hitting Back Of Parked Tractor-Trailer On I-95 Stretch In CT 24-Year-Old Killed After Hitting Back Of Parked Tractor-Trailer On I-95 Stretch In CT
24-Year-Old Killed After Hitting Back Of Parked Tractor-Trailer On I-95 Stretch In CT A 24-year-old Connecticut man was killed after he veered off I-95 and hit the back of a parked tractor-trailer. The New Haven County crash happened around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, in Branford. According to Connecticut State Police, the tractor-trailer was parked just past a rest area on the shoulder when Josiah Lawrence Steinman, of New Haven, driving a 2019 Nissan Sentra north in the right lane, veered onto the shoulder "for an unknown reason," slamming into the back of the truck. He was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital, where he later died from his injuries, state police sa…
Alleged Kidnapper Hits Ambulance, Multiple Police Car During Chase In CT: Police Alleged Kidnapper Hits Ambulance, Multiple Police Car During Chase In CT: Police
Alleged Kidnapper Hits Ambulance, Multiple Police Car During Chase In CT: Police A 31-year-old man was arrested on a myriad of charges after he allegedly kidnapped a woman, drove under the influence, hit an ambulance, and drove off, leading to a police chase. The Hartford County series of events took place on Thursday, June 6 in East Windsor. According to the Connecticut State Police, 31-year-old Ryan Gilbert was driving on the Exit 44 ramp merging onto I-91 southbound. As he switched lanes, Gilbert allegedly swiped the passenger side of an ambulance and drove off. Authorities noticed that there was a seemingly-distressed female passenger in the car. Believing h…
Double-Fatal Crash: Victims ID'd After Car Slams Into Disabled Vehicle On CT Highway Double-Fatal Crash: Victims ID'd After Car Slams Into Disabled Vehicle On CT Highway
Double-Fatal Crash: Victims ID'd After Car Slams Into Disabled Vehicle On CT Highway Two people were killed after the disabled vehicle they were standing outside of along a busy Connecticut highway was hit by another car, police said. The events leading up to the crash began in Hartford County on Thursday, June 6 around 1:15 a.m., when a 2004 Honda Accord EX became disabled in the right lane of Route 5/15 South in East Hartford south of the on-ramp from Interstate 84 West. At this time, the three occupants who had been inside the Honda were gathered on the right shoulder.  However, for an unknown reason, one of the occupants and a pedestrian moved to the right lane, a…
CT Man Seriously Injured After Deer Flies Through Windshield CT Man Seriously Injured After Deer Flies Through Windshield
CT Man Seriously Injured After Deer Flies Through Windshield A 62-year-old Connecticut man suffered serious injuries after a deer hit by his car crashed through the windshield, striking him. The incident occurred in Hartford County on I-384 near Exit 4 around 7:30 a.m., Thursday, June 6, in Manchester. According to Connecticut State Police, the New London County resident of Lebanon was traveling westbound on I-384 in the left lane of three when a deer ran into the roadway directly in front of the 2012 Honda Civic. The Civic hit the deer, causing it to smash through the windshield and strike the driver, causing serious injuries, state police sai…
IDs Released By Family In Fatal CT Crash That Killed 1 Teen, Injured 3 Others IDs Released By Family In Fatal CT Crash That Killed 1 Teen, Injured 3 Others
IDs Released By Family In Fatal CT Crash That Killed 1 Teen, Injured 3 Others Police are investigating after one teen was killed and three others were seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in Connecticut. 1 Teen Killed, 4 Seriously Injured In Fiery Overnight Wolcott Crash The incident occurred in New Haven County around 10 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in the town of Wolcott. Wolcott Police Chief Edward Stephens said that, on Monday, June 3, he was not releasing the victims' names at this point.  But a GoFundMe effort by the family of the victim has identified the 18-year-old driver as Alexander Dillion, of Wolcott, and one of the injured passengers…
IDs Released For Man, Woman Charged After Larceny At Westport Stop & Shop, Crash IDs Released For Man, Woman Charged After Larceny At Westport Stop & Shop, Crash
IDs Released For Man, Woman Charged After Larceny At Westport Stop & Shop, Crash The identities have been released of a man and woman along with the charges they are facing after a report of larceny in progress at a Stop & Shop in Fairfield County was followed by a crash. At about 1:50 p.m. Friday, May 31 in Westport, officers were dispatched to the supermarket at  1790 Post Road East after the report. A Westport Police Department officer on patrol in the parking lot approached the suspect vehicle to take the two involved parties into custody.  A man, who was in the driver’s seat, immediately complied with the officer’s commands and exited the van he…
Stop & Shop Larceny Report In Westport Leads To Crash, Arrests Of Man, Woman Stop & Shop Larceny Report In Westport Leads To Crash, Arrests Of Man, Woman
Stop & Shop Larceny Report In Westport Leads To Crash, Arrests Of Man, Woman A man and woman have been apprehended after a report of larceny in progress at a Stop & Shop in Fairfield County was followed by a crash. New update: IDs Released Man, Woman Charged After Larceny At Westport Stop & Shop, Crash At about 1:50 p.m. Friday, May 31 in Westport, officers were dispatched to the supermarket at  1790 Post Road East after the report. A Westport Police Department officer on patrol in the parking lot approached the suspect vehicle to take the two involved parties into custody.  A man, who was in the driver’s seat, immediately complied wi…
39-Year-Old Hits CT State Police Cruiser, Flips On I-84, Causing Injuries 39-Year-Old Hits CT State Police Cruiser, Flips On I-84, Causing Injuries
39-Year-Old Hits CT State Police Cruiser, Flips On I-84, Causing Injuries A Connecticut man allegedly crashed into a state police cruiser during a traffic stop on I-84, causing injuries. The New Haven County crash happened on Friday, May 17 in the town of Middlebury. According to Connecticut State Police, a trooper had pulled over a Hyundai at around 11:15 p.m. on the right shoulder of I-84 East just past the South Street Bridge overpass. While the car had its emergency lights on, a 39-year-old man driving a Toyota RAV4 on I-84 crashed into the driver’s side of the police car. He then reportedly hit the rear end of the Hyundai before flipping on its roof an…
ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4 ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4
ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4 A 21-year-old Fairfield University student has been identified as the wrong-way driver involved in a Connecticut crash that killed three people, as well as himself.  Related: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities In Stratford Massachusetts resident Alexander Dennis, age 21, of the town of Wayland in Middlesex County, was positively identified on Tuesday, May 14, by the state Medical Examiner's Office as the driver of a 2016 Honda CRV the wrong way on the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) in Fairfield County around 1:45 a.m., Thursday, May 9, in Stratford. S…
Nor'easter: Person Killed After Tree Falls On Vehicle In Westchester County Nor'easter: Person Killed After Tree Falls On Vehicle In Westchester County
Nor'easter: Person Killed After Tree Falls On Vehicle In Westchester County A person was killed after a tree fell on a vehicle in Northern Westchester as a powerful Nor'easter swept through the region. Click here for a new, updated story - Nor'easter: Woman Killed In Northern Westchester By Fallen Tree ID'd As Wife Of Yankees Exec The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 in Armonk. The 2021 Toyota had been northbound on Route 128 between School Street and Leisure Farm Drive, according to the Town of North Castle Police. The driver, and sole occupant of the vehicle, died after the incident just west of Interstate 684. The person's identity has …
Much-Beloved CT Football Coach Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash Much-Beloved CT Football Coach Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash
Much-Beloved CT Football Coach Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash New York State Police have identified the person killed during a single-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. Related: 1 Killed In I-84 Newburgh Crash The collision took place in Orange County around 10:50 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20 near exit 39 on the eastbound side of I-84 in the town of Newburgh. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, a preliminary investigation revealed that a Nissan Rogue struck the guide rail and flipped into the center median. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Hartford County, Connecticut resident Charles Drury, age 77, of Bri…