Thea Digiammerino

Man Killed When Tree Branch Falls on Car in Fairfield

A Southington man was killed when a tree branch fell on his car during storms in Fairfield Wednesday.

Police said 21-year-old Jarrod Marotto was driving in Park Avenue when lightning struck a tree and sent a limb crashing down on his car. Marotto was rushed to the hospital where he died of his injuries.

No one else was in the car at the time.

Severe thunderstorms moved through parts of the state Wednesday, causing tree damage in several communities.

The Fairfield Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating.

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