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Part of Route 25 in Newtown closed due to crash involving downed wires

Route 25 in Newtown will be closed for an undetermined amount of time following a two vehicle crash near the intersection of Cold Spring Road.  A Tri-Axle dump truck was in the left lane os South Main Street, headed southbound.  A driver in the right lane tried to pass on the right, but hit the curb and lost control. 

 

The utility pole broke in half.  Wires fell across the roadway, coming down on the car.  The vehicle skidded to a stop in the middle of the street and caught fire. 

 

The driver, 49-year old James Patrick of Bridgeport, was able to get out of the car on his own.  He was checked out by EMS and released. 

 

The truck driver, 59-year old Michael Benway of Waterbury, was transported to Danbury Hospital for treatment of injuries to his head. 

 

Botsford Fire Department, Eversource Energy, Frontier Communications, the state Department of Transportation and Newtown Public Works all responded to the scene.  The State Police Truck Squad also responded.

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