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Driver Dies in Fairfield Car Crash

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – An elderly Fairfield woman was involved in a fatal car crash Wednesday on Burroughs Road. Police have not yet released the woman’s name, and still are investigating the cause of the crash.

Witnesses told police the woman was traveling east on Burroughs Road at about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday. She reportedly stopped at the stop sign at the intersection with Farist Road, but then accelerated quickly and collided with a tree.

Fairfield Fire Department crews were able to remove her from the vehicle, but she was unconscious at the time. She was then taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Fairfield Police currently are searching the vehicle to determine the cause of the crash. Investigators also are awaiting autopsy and toxicology results before making a full report.

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