One killed in East Lyme head-on collission

November 11, 2018

East Lyme — One person died in a head-on crash on Route 161 Saturday night, town police said.

Police said the operator of one vehicle was pronounced dead on the scene after a two-car collision happened around 11 p.m. A passenger in that vehicle and the operator of the other vehicle were flown by Life Star Helicopter to Hartford Hospital.

Besides East Lyme police, the Niantic Fire Department, Flanders Fire Department, Oswagatchie Fire Department Ambulance, and Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Paramedics responded to the scene.

The identity of the deceased passenger is being held until relatives are notified.

The accident is still under investigation and police did not say how the two cars collided.

Anyone with information is asked to call East Lyme Police Department at (860) 739-5900.

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