Fatal accident closes Route 30 in Vernon

Route 30 in Vernon is closed for a fatal accident, July 2, 2014. (WTNH / Noelle Gardner)
Route 30 in Vernon is closed for a fatal accident, July 2, 2014. (WTNH / Noelle Gardner)

VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) — A woman is dead after she was hit by a car during the morning rush hour on Route 30 in Vernon Wednesday. The incident closed the road for a few hours.

Police say the crash happened on a busy stretch of Route 30, also known as Hyde Ave. near East St.

Vernon police say the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

“It was a lot of chaos,” said Darryl Cason, who was getting into his car when the accident happened and saw paramedics try to resuscitate the victim.

“A lot of cops, sirens and stuff,” Cason said. “They were working on her trying to bring her back.”

An accident reconstruction team spent a few hours on scene documenting the accident from various angles. “The officers will talk with witnesses, document the scene, photograph, measure and reconstruct what happened,” Lt. William Meier
Vernon Police Department, explained.

Route 30 was closed between Kingsbury Ave. and Route 31/Grove St. during the investigation, but is back open.

No other details have been released about the crash or the people involved. The victim has not been identified because family has not been notified.

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