One dead in Route 15 rollover accident in Orange

(WTNH / Report-It / Tomek Moczerniuk‏)

ORANGE, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police have confirmed that 44-year-old Michael Zawadski was killed in a rollover accident on Route 15 Saturday afternoon. The highway was closed for all traffic southbound but was re-opened just before 9 p.m.

According to Police, Zawadski was traveling southbound on the interstate south of Exit 57 in the right lane while 21-year-old Taylor Stanford was in the left lane. Troopers say that Stanford was traveling at a high rate of speed when the vehicle veered left, running over the curb located on the median.

Stanford’s vehicle then struck Zawadski’s vehicle, which rolled over and ejected him from the vehicle. His car final came to a stop down an embankment along the right shoulder with Stanford’s vehicle collided with the wire rope guard along the right shoulder.

The accident report indicated that she was also partially ejected and was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital to be treated for suspected minor injuries that are non-life threatening.

Zawadski was taken to the Office of the Chief medical Examiner in Farmington. The accident is still under investigation by the Connecticut State Police.


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