Police ID Driver Killed in Two-Car Crash in Portland - NBC Connecticut

Police ID Driver Killed in Two-Car Crash in Portland



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    Police have identified the male driver killed in a crash on Route 66 in Portland early Saturday morning.

    Driver Don J. Martin, 73, of East Hampton, was pronounced dead on scene.

    A Mazda headed eastbound collided head-on with a Chevrolet Tahoe traveling in the other direction on a narrow stretch of road that winds through a large rock embankment known as the "Ledges," police said. The crash was reported at about 2:07 a.m.

    Police have not released information on which car Martin was driving.

    The road was closed for two miles between Portland and East Hampton as police investigated and has since reopened.

    First responders said Life Star was called and canceled.

    A Portland police accident reconstruction team is investigating the fatal crash and the department said further information isn't available at this time.

    About a year and a half ago, a driver died in a crash in the same area.

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