Olga Raymond, 90, formerly of West Highland Road in Mansfield, is one of two people reported dead after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on Connecticut, Lt. J. Paul Vance from the Connecticut Public Information Office stated.
On October 29, shortly after 6:30 p.m., Connecticut State Police Troop C was notified via 911 that a tree had fallen on three people near their home, on a residential street located on West Highland Rd in Mansfield.
Troopers, the Mansfield resident state trooper, EMS personnel and fire service personnel all responded to the scene. Upon arrival it was learned that three people were attempting to go to a neighbor’s home and as the three people were going to the neighbor’s home a large tree fell on them.
The tree had a power line intertwined around it and one person was fatally injured in this incident. The other two other people suffered what was described as serious injury.
Raymond was pronounced dead at the scene. The two injured were transported by ambulance to Windham Hospital for treatment.
The power company and a tree service responded to the scene to provide assistance. The office of the Chief States Medical Examiner will conduct a postmortem examination of the deceased to determine the manner and cause of death.
The State Police continue to investigate this incident.