GRISWOLD, Conn. (WTNH) — A man has died after a scooter accident in Griswold on Wednesday night.
According to Connecticut State Police Troopers, at approximately 8:25 p.m., they received a call for an accident involving a scooter crashing into a stone wall. Police say 33-year-old Justin Roode, of Griswold, was traveling east on Norman Road when he struck a stone wall located on the right shoulder of the roadway.
Roode was ejected from the scooter and pronounced dead on scene.
GRISWOLD **Road Closure** Norman Rd. between # 141 & Hopeville Rd. (Rt. 201) Scooter Crash w/ 1 Fatality #CTTraffic
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Troopers confirmed that Roode was the only person on the scooter at the time of the accident.
As a result of the accident, Norman Road between Route 141 and Hopeville Road (Route 201) was closed for several hours but has since reopened.
The accident remains under investigation.