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No Apparent Cause in Fatal One-Car Accident on Route 63 Thursday

Wolcott man fatally injured in accident on Route 63 Thursday afternoon.

Scene of fatal accident, April 10, 2014. Photo Credit: Middlebury Police
Scene of fatal accident, April 10, 2014. Photo Credit: Middlebury Police
Middlebury police and firefighters responded to the scene of a one-car accident on Route 63 Thursday afternoon that left a 76-year-old Wolcott man dead.

The accident occurred shortly before 12:30 p.m. Thursday near the exit 17 offramp for I-84 east, when driver Raymond Widziewicz, of Lyman Road, Wolcott, drifted off the roadway, striking a fire hydrant, large rock and utility pole before coming to a stop.

Emergency responders were able to extricate Widziewicz from the vehicle, however he was breathless and pulseless, according to Middlebury police. Police, fire and Campion Ambulance Paramedics attempted to recsusitate Widziewicz and he was transported to Waterbury Hospital, where he was later died.

Officers investigating the accident said Thursday that it was unclear what caused Widziewicz’s vehicle to swerve off the road.

There were no other vehicles involved and the driver was the lone occupant.

The Central Naugatuck Valley Regional Accident Investigation Team responded to lend a hand to the Middlebury Police Department with mapping, photographs and evidence recovery. The Connecticut Department of Transportation assisted with traffic control and a traffic pattern while police investigated.

Sgt. John Desmarais and officer Edward Demers are investigating. Middlebury Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact them at 203-577-4028.

CL&P crews also responded to make the scene safe and restore power to the area, which was out briefly after some wires came down in the accident.

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