Man Killed When Tree Falls on Truck in Danbury

One man was killed in Danbury during severe storms that moved through Connecticut on Tuesday afternoon, according to the mayor.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said a man was killed in the Candlewood Lake area.

Boughton said the man was mowing a lawn and when the storm came, so he sheltered in a truck and tree came down on the vehicle, killing him.

A teen also suffered serious injuries when the roof of the baseball dugout at Abbott Tech flew off and struck him in the head, the mayor said.

Danbury fire officials said two firefighters have been issued during storm response. 

Residents have been asked to shelter in place while crews continue working to clear downed trees and wires across the city.

A shelter has been opened at the Bill Williams Gymnasium at Western Connecticut State University. The gym is on Osborne Street near Dr. James Roach Boulevard in downtown Danbury.

Officials said the shelter is only for residents who are without power at home and need it to use medical devices such as ventilators. Anyone who needs to arrange transportation to the shelter should call 911.

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