Driver Dies in Norwich Crash

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    NEWSLETTERS

    A 27-year-old Norwich resident has died of injuries he suffered in a crash on West Thames Street just after midnight Friday, according to police.

    Police said Frank Jones, of Spring Street in Norwich, was driving a Mercedes Benz in the area of 348 West Thames Street when he somehow lost control and crashed. Bystanders saw the accident and called 911.

    Firefighters had to extricate Jones from the vehicle, which was heavily damaged, and rushed himto Backus Hospital for treatment, police said. From there, he was airlifted to Hartford Hospital, where he later died.

    Jones was pronounced dead around 6 p.m. Friday, according to police.

    The cause of the crash is under investigation. No other vehicles were involved.

    Anyone with information is urged to call Norwich police at 860-886-5561.