NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A collision involving a fire department vehicle and a Honda Accord left one driver dead last night in New Haven, according to police.
Saturday at 8:34 p.m. officers from the New Haven Police Department responded to the intersection of Hemingway and Russell St. for reports of a motor vehicle accident with serious injuries.
After arriving at the scene, officials saw that a New Haven Fire Department SUV had collided head-on with a Honda Accord.
Investigation into the crash determined that the SUV was traveling westbound on Hemingway St. to reach an intersection on Russell St. when the Honda Accord traveling east in the opposite direction, “swerved over the doubled line into the lane occupied by the SUV,” said officials.
Both vehicles collided and came to a rest in the westbound lane of Hemingway St.
Due to a medical emergency, the fire officials involved in the collision began providing aid to the operator of the vehicle and even administered Narcan.
Everyone involved in the crash was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital where medical personnel informed officers that the operator of the Honda Accord succumbed to his injuries.
The deceased driver has not yet been identified.
The Crash Reconstruction Team collected witness testimonies and canvassed the area for surveillance video. As the investigation is ongoing, police are asking anyone with information to contact investigators at 203-946-6304 or leave an anonymous tip at 866-888-TIPS (8477).