(Stamford, Conn./WTIC Radio) – Friday’s nor’easter may be to blame for a fatal crash in Stamford.
State Police say around 1:30 p.m. a vehicle driven by 25-year-old Jonathan Melendez of Hawthorne, New Jersey was struck by a large, falling tree on the Merritt Parkway in Stamford.
Investigators say Melendez was approaching the Riverbank Road overpass when the tree fell atop the right side of the vehicle.
The vehicle, a Mini Cooper, came to rest about a quarter mile south of the overpass.
A passenger, 30-year-old Francisco Berdecia of Patterson, New Jersey, sustained non life-threatening injuries.
Police say the weather conditions at the time were rainy with a severe crosswind. The investigation is continuing.