Police ID Man Who Died After Getting Pinned by Vehicle That Slid on Ice in Middletown

Police have identified the man who died after he was pinned and dragged by his own vehicle when it slid on ice in his driveway in Middletown on Monday afternoon.

According to firefighters, a 75-year-old man pulled into his icy driveway on Fowler Avenue, which has a steep incline, around 2:45 p.m. and got out of his vehicle.

When the man, later identified as Rodley Russo, went to the rear of his vehicle to retrieve something, fire officials said the car started to slide on the ice down the driveway, over him.

The vehicle dragged Russo down his driveway to the road, where he was pinned underneath, firefighters said.

Firefighters were called to the scene and used airbags and wood cribbing to lift the vehicle off of Russo.

Russo was transported to Hartford Hospital, where he later died.

Middletown Police are investigating the incident. If you witnessed it, you're encouraged to contact Sgt. Doug Clark or Officer Peter Botsacos at (860) 638-4000.

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