A Waterbury man believed to be in his 50s has died, and another person is hospitalized, following a two-vehicle crash in Oxford this morning.
The Oxford Resident Trooper’s office currently has several officers investigating the accident, which occurred at 7:17 this morning (Monday, Jan. 28), said Resident Trooper Sgt. Dan Semosky.
He said a minivan pulled out of Hawley Road onto Route 67 and ended up in the path of an oncoming tractor trailer near the Southford Cemetery. The driver of the minivan has died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident, Semosky said. He said he could not identify the driver by name at this point because he’s not sure if the next of kin has been notified.
Semosky said the Oxford Fire Department extricated one person; it was not immediately known whom they extricated. Fire Chief Scott Pelletier could not immediately be reached for comment.
The minivan passenger was also hospitalized for injuries, the extent of which were not immediately clear. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured, police said.
The accident has closed Route 67 in the area by junction with Route 188, near the Southbury line. The state Department of Transportation says that portion of the road will likely be closed for much of the afternoon.
We will keep you updated on this developing news story.