1 Killed, 1 Injured in Ledyard Crash


A driver died after veering off Iron Street (Route 214) in Ledyard and crashing Friday night, police said.

Driver John H. McGrenery, 77, of Monroe, was found unresponsive in the 2009 Chevy Malibu after crashing off Route 214 between Spicer Hill Road and Saw Mill Drive. Police received a call reporting the one-car crash at 10:47 p.m. on Friday.

His passenger, Trudy McGrenery, 77, survived, but was injured. Both of them were transported to William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, but John McGrenery was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash and are looking into the possibility that he suffered a medical emergency before crashing, police said.

Ledyard police, firefighters from the Ledyard Fire Department and Gales Ferry Fire Department and the Ledyard Volunteer Emergency Squad responded to the scene.

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