1 dead, passenger sent to hospital in Manchester crash


MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) — The Manchester Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident involving one vehicle into a pole on Buckland Hills Dr, near the water tower, Sunday morning.

The preliminary investigation revealed around 2:30 AM, a Subaru WRX was traveling Eastbound at a high rate of speed when it exited the road to the North after crossing over the Westbound lanes.  The car collided with a light pole in front of 233 Buckland Hills Dr.

The driver, 27-year-old Ahad J Malik, of Vernon, was entrapped in the heavily damaged vehicle and pronounced dead on scene.  The passenger, 28-year-old Anil Karunanidhi, of Manchester, was transported to Hartford Hospital.

Police say while very early in the investigation, it appears that speed and/or driver impairment may have been factors in this crash.

Members of the Manchester Police Traffic Unit and the Metro Traffic Reconstruction Team responded to investigate. The collision remains under investigation

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus