Large Falling Tree Kills Passenger in Moving Pickup in Danbury

A large tree fell onto a pickup that was moving along Padanaram Road in Danbury Tuesday, killing a passenger. 

Police in Danbury on Wednesday identified the victim of the accident as 45-year-old city resident Walter Cardenas Salinas. 

Salinas was a passenger in the truck when the tree fell on the truck's cab. The driver told police he could see the tree falling toward his vehicle but didn't have time to react, police said. 

Police said it's unclear if the tree was damaged during recent storms. Officials said a state arborist is inspecting the tree, which appeared to be several feet in diameter.

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