Driver Killed In Accident, Fire

One person was killed in an accident and fire involving an SUV which went off a local street in Torrington early this morning.  Buena Vista Avenue in Torrington was closed for several hours while the accident was investigated.

Police say one person was trapped in the 2011 Ford Escape which went off the street,  off the left shoulder, and hit a utility pole and a tree before catching fire.  The unidentified occupant was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are asking anyone who saw the accident or who may have information on the case to call  Officer Maiga at 860-489-2000.

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