A 22-year-old South Windsor man has died and two people were hospitalized after the car they were in hit a tree in South Windsor around 2 a.m. on Sunday.
Ryan Martin, 25, of South Windsor, was transported to Manchester Memorial Hospital, where he died of his injuries, police said. Martin was a passenger in a car driven by Adam Lincoln, 24, of South Windsor, according to police.
Lincoln and another passenger, Konrad Kryla, 26, also of South Windsor, were transported to the hospital for treatment.
Police said the car struck a tree in the front yard of a Hillside Drive home belonging to a volunteer South Windsor firefighter.
The firefighter ran outside and called 911, officials said.
"Fortunately for us, the gentleman in the house is a volunteer firefighter with South Windsor so he was able to give us a very accurate on scene report and that gave us a lot of valuable information on our way here," said John Hoffman with the South Windsor Fire Department.
Due to the extensive damage to the car, it took the fire department nearly 40 minutes to get all three occupants of the car out and transported to the hospital.
LifeStar was called to the scene, but couldn't fly due to foggy conditions, authorities said.
"The driver was talking," Pat Plummer, a witness who lives nearby, said. "The guy in the backseat was OK. I mean, I say OK, but the only one I didn't see was the passenger in the front. They had to cut him out and all that stuff."
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact South Windsor Police Agent Halibozek at 860-644-2551.