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Friday, August 22, 2003

Man Dies in Merritt Parkway

A 25-year-old Bridgeport man was killed early today in a one-car accident on the Merritt Parkway between exits 42 in Westport and 44 in Fairfield, state police said.

A motorist in another car involved in the accident complained of back and knee pain but did not want to be transported to a hospital, they said.

The Westport Fire Department and Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service responded to the incident on the northbound side at 12:44 a.m.

The man who died was trapped in the car and had to be extricated, state police said. The car crashed into a tree after striking the other car from behind, police said.

Police later identified the victim as Wilson A. Montero, an employee of the Italian Center in Stamford.

The other driver, David V. Palmer, 33, of Redding, told police he was driving in the right hand lane when Montero’s car approached him from the rear at a high rate of speed and struck his car.

Palmer’s car then spun out and blew a tire before coming to a stop on the shoulder of the right-hand lane, police said.

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Posted 08/22/03 at 04:40 AM  Permalink



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