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Updated: Man identified in fatal three-vehicle crash involving five people on Wilton Road

Firefighters move around two badly damaged vehicles on the Wilton Road near Comfort Inn Monday night.

Update, Tuesday, Jan. 24: Wilton Police Chief Heidi Wilcox said the second person killed in the crash is Joseph Breton, 36 of Jay. Breton, driving a 2004 Sebring, was deceased at the scene but not identified Monday night until his family could be notified by police. Breton's passenger was transported by NorthStar ambulance to Franklin Memorial Hospital for injuries received.

"I hope to have an update of the medical condition of the two injured persons later in the day. The cause of the crash is still under investigation," Wilcox said in an email this morning.

WILTON - The Wilton Police Department is investigating a crash that killed two people and injured one man. The accident, reported at 3:58 p.m. Monday, was on Rt 2 in Wilton near the Farmington town line. Three vehicles and four people were involved in the accident.

According to Police Chief Heidi Wilcox, a man driving a 2004 sedan, who has not been identified by police pending notification of his family, and Meta Sevigny, 80 of New Vineyard, were killed in the crash.

Also involved in the crash was David Miller, 44 of Wilton, who was driving a 2000 Ford Ranger truck, and was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital by NorthStar ambulance for injuries received. Sevigny was a passenger in Miller's pickup truck.

A third vehicle, a 2000 Saturn driven by Thomas Lake, 50 of Jay, was involved. Lake was not injured and had minor damage to his vehicle.

Firefighters and other first responders crowded around Miller's badly-damaged white pickup truck and the silver Chrysler sedan, illuminated by floodlights mounted on fire engines. A red tarp covered the pickup truck's cab. NorthStar Emergency Medical Services ambulances were seen leaving the scene with flashing lights, heading to nearby Franklin Memorial Hospital.

The collision occurred near Comfort Inn. Responding agencies included the Wilton Police Department,  Farmington Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff's Department and NorthStar ambulances, along with firefighters from both Farmington and Wilton.

The crash is being investigated by Sgt. Richard Billian of the Wilton Police Department. Accident reconstruction and forensic mapping of the scene was completed by the Franklin County Sheriff's Department.

The pickup truck.

The sedan.

Emergency crews respond to the accident on Route 2 Monday afternoon.

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  1. Rest in Peace with your husband Meta. Knowing you was a pleasure and the joy that you brought to my daughter will never be forgotten.

    "To these whom death again did wed
    This grave 's the second marriage-bed.
    For though the hand of Fate could force
    'Twixt soul and body a divorce,
    It could not sever man and wife,
    Because they both lived but one life.
    Peace, good reader, do not weep;
    Peace, the lovers are asleep."

  2. In the blink of an eye... You just never know! Such a sad and tragic story! Rest in peace!

  3. Oh Meta, I always enjoyed our laughs! You were one hell of a woman, rest in peace with Marios,! You both will be missed!

  4. Meta - you deserved a gentler passing. You were a good person.

  5. Such a sad sad sad thing.

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.
    My wife and kids were just 30 seconds behind the accident.... so close!

  7. It might be a good idea if the MDOT put sand on these roads covered in ice..... strait salt melts the road but provides little traction for motorist.

  8. T was a tragedy. We left the hospital minutes earlier. We must have just missed being involved, by the grace of God.

  9. My sympathies to David and his family. I have so many fond memories of Meta from my high school days. Boy we drove her crazy! I will treasure the keepsakes that she painted for me all the more. She will be missed.

  10. I am sorry to hear that the one's that you love are going to be missed.

  11. Rest in peace Joseph you will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the rest of my family... As well as everyone's involved.

  12. So so sad. I have been a neighbor of Meta's for over 26 years and you could have not known a kinder, gentler person. David I am so sorry for your loss.

  13. Joe you will be missed by so many, my prayers are with your family, watch over your children and help guide them, to the others involved my heart goes out to you all. Very sad

  14. My thoughts and prayers to my cousin and her family....Joseph you will be missed...R.I.P

  15. my prayers are sent out to you and your family you also were family to alot of other people RIP my friend i feel so quilty that it all happened in my car til I see you again my friend luv and miss you

  16. Joe RIP you will be missed by many And my Prayers go out to all people affected by this tragic event.

  17. My love and prayers for my cousin, our family and all those touched by Joe's passing. I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child. I love you all.

    My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Meta.

    I am wishing a speedy recovery to the injured.

  18. To all the families involved in the accident, my thoughts are prayers are with you all. God Bless.

  19. Joseph was a kind caring person that would help anyone anytime without being asked . I will miss him. and I am sad for is children. accidents happen and that's what this is.

  20. a few definitions for some of you folks choice (chois)
    1. The act of choosing; selection.
    2. The power, right, or liberty to choose; option.
    3. One that is chosen.
    4. A number or variety from which to choose: a wide choice of styles and colors.
    5. The best or most preferable part.
    6. Care in choosing.
    7. An alternative.

    THE DEFINITION OF ACCIDENT : any event that happens unexpectedly, without a deliberate plan or cause.

    Mr Breton made a poor choice to drive to begin with as did the person who gave him car keys. He made a further poor choice to pass in a no pass zone. thus causing this sad result of his choices. he leaves behind his own child to grieve not having a dad. he killed another person who was innocent and worked hard all her life. He also nearly left another child wiothout his dad as well. I wish he were alive so thatthose with the power could press charges against him. I knew Meta shared her brithday with my nephew her grandson and there were always a cake for him and one for Her at his birthday party ... how is he going to feel this year when Grammy and her cake are no there this year? alol because some idiots had to make poor choices and take an innocent life..

  21. rest in peace joe