Man Found Dead Near Farmington Reservoir Had Been in Crash 2 Days Earlier

Reservoir Road is closed from Route 6 to Diamond Glen Road.

Monday, Feb 3, 2014  |  Updated 1:43 PM EDT
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Man Found Dead Near Farmington Reservoir Had Been in Crash 2 Days Earlier

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Police closed part of Reservoir Road in Farmington after a body was found on the shore of Farmington Reservoir on Friday.

The man whose body was found on the shore of Farmington Reservoir on Friday died of hypothermia and pre-existing conditions, according to the preliminary autopsy report. His body was found near where he'd been involved in a crash two days earlier.

Police said they are still waiting on the office of the medical examiner to release final autopsy and toxicology results.

Someone who was ice fishing found the body of Louis Fix, 35, and called police at 1:30 p.m., according to police.

Police said Fix had been involved in a minor collision two days earlier, on Wednesday, and abandoned the vehicle before officers arrived at the scene.

Police described the accident as minor and said there was no indication anyone had been injured in the crash.

Witnesses also told police that they had spoken with Fix and he did not appear to be injured, police said. 

Police searched for Fix, but did not find him. They said they do not know why he left the scene of the crash of whether he left the area and then returned.

Reservoir Road was closed from Route 6 to Diamond Glen Road as police investigated.

Anyone with information pertinent to this investigation is asked to call the Farmington Police Department at 860-675-2400.

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