The identity of the driver killed in a weekend crash in Brookfield has been released. Police say 27-year old Nelson Zuniga was the only person in the vehicle during the single-car crash on Candlewood Lake Road. He lived in Waterbury, but was a New Milford High School graduate.
His car went off the roadway Saturday night and hit a utility pole and parked car. It took nearly 20 minutes to extricate the man from the heavily damaged vehicle and he was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay funeral expenses for Zuniga.
The accident remains under investigation. Results of a toxicology report, which is always conducted by the medical examiner’s office, will take 6 to 8 week. It was determined that Zuniga died from blunt impact to his head and torso.