Cops: health problem may have led to fatal crash

Danbury

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Danbury police say a driver involved in a car crash that killed three people had been suffering from a medical condition that may have contributed to the wreck.

Police Lt. Christian Carroccio told The News-Times of Danbury that 45-year-old Edward Kish of Brookfield had the condition before the accident on Tuesday morning. Officials didn’t disclose details of the condition.

The crash killed Kish and a prominent couple from Bethel, 77-year-old William Shannon and his 78-year-old wife, Jane. William Shannon was a former first selectman of Bethel and Jane Shannon was a former town clerk.

Police say Kish’s car veered across South Street and collided with the Shannons’ car, which was pushed into a box truck. Witnesses told police they saw Kish slumped over his steering wheel before the accident.

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Information from: The News-Times

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