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Toddy Hill Road Accident Claims Life Of Resident

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A Newtown resident has died following a one-vehicle accident early Sunday morning.

The Newtown Bee is withholding the name of the victim to allow immediate family time to process their grief and notify additional family and friends, but can confirm that a 22-year-old man died following a crash on Toddy Hill Road around 5 am, Sunday, February 28.

Newtown Police spokesperson Lt Aaron Bahamonde said the male was the sole occupant in the 1999 Ford Explorer that had been traveling north on Toddy Hill Road when it crashed in the area of Quarry Ridge.

“Our officers arrived within minutes” of being dispatched to the call, Bahamonde said Tuesday morning. “They performed first aid, and the ambulance arrived shortly thereafter,” he added.

A paramedic and Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue firefighters also responded to the crash scene.

An investigation will continue, Bahamonde said, “and could take months.

“We will look at road deficiencies, mechanical failure, anything that will help us figure out what happened,” he said.

Toddy Hill Road was closed intermittently on Sunday for nearly seven hours while police did an on-site investigation.

The driver was transported to Danbury Hospital in critical condition. He was taken off life support Monday evening, the police lieutenant said.

The young man was a college student at Central Connecticut State University. He was a 2016 graduate of Newtown High School.

“Our hearts are certainly with the family as they are dealing with this,” Bahamonde said Tuesday morning. “We feel their pain, and we pray for their comfort. The town mourns any time a life is lost. This reminds us all that life is very short.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident or who was on Toddy Hill Road around the time it happened is asked to contact Newtown Police Department, 203-426-5841.

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