Freak Winter Accident Kills Woman

A 21-year-old Waterbury woman dies after a utility pole hits her in head

Ice is being blamed for the death of a Waterbury woman who was hit in the head by a falling utility pole Wednesday.

Colleen Moriarty, 21, was walking with two friends in front of her home on Mansfield Avenue when a large tree branch caked with ice fell on utility wires at about 4 p.m. and brought the pole down, police said.

A nursing supervisor at Saint Mary's Hospital says Moriarty died at about 9 p.m.

Her two friends were not hurt. One of her friends pulled snapped utility wires off Moriarty, police said.

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