1 Dead After Tree Falls on Car on Route 15

A New Jersey man was killed when a tree fell on his car on the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) amid rain and high winds Friday evening.

Police said the tree fell on the car driving southbound between exits 31 and 33 in Stamford around 7:12 p.m. The driver, identified as 25-year-old Jonathan Rodriguez Melendez of Hawthorne, New Jersey, was killed. His passenger suffered minor injuries.

Police continue to investigate.

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