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