Town of Orange Fire Marshal Killed in Crash in Woodbridge

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The Town of Orange fire marshal has died after a crash in Woodbridge on Sunday afternoon.

Police said the crash happened on Litchfield Turnpike, also known as Route 69, south of Down Roads around 4:45 p.m.

The crash involved a single vehicle and the driver of the vehicle has died, according to officers.

Police identified the driver as 56-year-old Timothy Smith, of Prospect. He is also the Town of Orange fire marshal.

Vaughan Dumas, chief of the Orange Volunteer Fire Department, said in a statement that Smith was returning home from investigating the cause of a fire on Tyler City Road when the crash happened.

Smith was a member of the Orange Volunteer Fire Department for more than 30 years, according to a statement. It says he became a town employee in 1986 as a deputy fire marshal and rose to the fire marshal’s post in April 1989.

Smith was a fire service instructor for the Valley Regional Fire School and received an award from the International Association of Arson Investigators in 2015 for outstanding accomplishment in relation to an investigation of an arson fire on Golf Road, according to the fire department.

The Connecticut State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit is assisting with the investigation.

It's unclear what caused the crash.

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