A 60-year-old man has died after his car crashed head-on into an ambulance on Main Street/Route 190 in Somers on Saturday afternoon, according to state police.
Police said the car's driver, identified as Leonard W. King, of the Broad Brook section of East Windsor, was driving westbound on Main Street when he struck an ambulance traveling eastbound around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
King was pronounced dead at the scene. State police initially said the victim was a resident of Enfield.
No one else was in the car with King, but four people riding in the ambulance – identified as Kara Williams, 19, of Somers; Katherine Morton, 20, of Somers; Joshua Marquardt, 22, of Somers, and driver Kate Schoenberger, 20, of Longmeadow, Massachusetts – were taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford for medical evaluations, according to state police.
The ambulance was not responding to a medical call at the time of the crash.
Firefighters from the Hazardville section of Enfield were called in for mutual aid. Main Street was closed for several hours west of Route 83 in Somers, between Sokol Road and Maple Ridge Drive.
LifeStar was called to the scene and later canceled, according to the helicopter service.
Bolles Motors in Ellington towed both damaged vehicles from the scene.
Authorities are investigating. Anyone with information on the crash is urged to call Connecticut State Police Trooper Preuss at the Troop C barracks in Tolland at 860-896-3200.