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Police Identify Driver Who Died On Merritt Accident After An Earlier Crash

Connecticut State Police are investigating a fatal accident on the Merritt Parkway.
Connecticut State Police are investigating a fatal accident on the Merritt Parkway. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The man has been identified who died last week when his car — which had been involved in an earlier accident — slammed into a tree off the Merritt Parkway, according to the Connecticut Post.

Jervon Winston, 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was declared dead at the scene of the crash at 11:35 p.m. Aug. 14, the Post said.

Winston's rented 2015 Chrysler 200 was heading south near Exit 46 of the Merritt near the Fairfield-Trumbull border when the crash occurred, state police said.

The car began taking the exit ramp but failed to negotiate the curve, state police said. The car continued straight off the road and into the woods, slamming into a tree, state police said. The crash occurred near the rest area.

Related story: Driver Killed When Car Sought In Earlier Crash Hits Tree On Merritt

The car had been sought earlier in the night in connection with an evading crash in Stratford, when it hit the personal vehicle of an off-duty trooper, police said.

The case is still under investigation.

Click here to read the story at the Connecticut Post.

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