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Winsted Man Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash in Bristol

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Karen Guerra

An 87-year-old Winsted man was killed in a car crash in Bristol Friday.

Police said they responded to a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Jerome Avenue and Maple Street around 9:40 a.m.

According to police, a Toyota Corolla was traveling south on Jerome Avenue. As the car approached the intersection with Maple Avenue, it crashed into the back of a Jaguar that was stopped at a traffic light. The force caused a chain reaction crash with two other vehicles in front of the Jaguar.

Police said Arthur Deraleau, a passenger in the Toyota, was unresponsive on scene and taken to Bristol Hospital, where he died. The 72-year-old driver of the Toyota was taken to St. Francis Hospital for evaluation. The driver of the Jaguar reported minor injuries but declined transportation to the hospital. No one else was hurt.

The Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating. Anyone with information should contact Officer O'Connor at 860-584-3032.

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