Two Killed in Head-on Crash Close to Darien on Norwalk’s Connecticut Avenue

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Two men died in a head-on crash just before 10:11 p.m., Monday on Connecticut Avenue close to the Darien-Norwalk border. Anyone who may have seen the accident is asked to to contact Norwalk police.

Norwalk police described what happened with this account:

Police lights Norwalk Police photo on Facebook 18-01-10Police who responded to the 10:11 p.m. report went to the scene, in front of DoubleTree Hotel at 789 Connecticut Avenue. They found two cars on the roadway, each with extensive damage.

Norwalk firefighters extricated two men who were a dead in one of the cars; in the other, a male was found with serious injuries, extricated by firefighters and taken to Norwalk Hospital by ambulance.

Police shut down that area of Connecticut Avenue to traffic while accident investigators and the police Crime Scene Unit gathered evidence and examined the scene.

“The preliminary investigation indicates that both vehicles were traveling in opposite directions on Connecticut Avenue and had a head-on type collision,” police said in a news release.

The deceased men’s names were withheld for days pending notification of their next of kin. The Hour of Norwalk reported Wednesday that police had released the names of the two men: Frank Peterson III, 50, and Anthony Johnson, 40, both of Stamford.

Anyone that witnessed the crash is asked to contact Norwalk Police Officer Christopher Wasilewski at 203-854-3035.

People can also:

  • Call the Norwalk Police Tip Line at 203-854-3111
  • Send anonymous Internet tips to the Norwalk Police website at:
  • Submit anonymous text tips by typing “NPD” into the text field, followed by the message, and sending it to CRIMES (274637)

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