Update: 10:02 am
The victim’s name has been released as Frank Johnson, 71, of Norwalk.
Johnson was travelling northbound on Rte. 7 in a 1999 Volkswagen sedan when he apparently crossed over the dividing line and struck a 1995 tri-axle Mack Dumptruck head-on, according to Lieutenant Donald Wakeman of the Wilton Police Department. Johnson was pronounced dead on the scene.
The accident occurred around 9:27 p.m. at 991 Danbury Road.
The driver and the passenger of the dump truck were not injured. The truck involved in the accident was licensed to N. Lato Excavating, a business located out of Norwalk. The driver of the truck was identified as Charles Datillo, 43, also of Norwalk. Also in the vehicle as a passenger was Bernard Esposito, 36, of Norwalk; he was also uninjured in the crash.
This marks the second in five days. Both seniors were killed by dump trucks that were licensed by Norwalk-based businesses, and both seniors were 71-years-old.
Original article A red sedan traveling north on Rte. 7 collided with a pick-up truck around 9:15 p.m., killing the driver of the car just south of the Ridgefield border in Wilton.
Rte. 7 was still closed south of Rte. 102 into Wilton as of 10:30 p.m.
Wilton police presided over the accident, but also at the scene were officers from Ridgefield and Redding, as well as paramedics from Wilton and firefighters from Georgetown.
Police did not release the name of the driver as of 10:30 p.m.