One Dead, One in Critical Condition After Watertown Crash

One person is dead and another is in critical condition after a two-car crash in Watertown Friday morning and police are warning of road closures that are expected to last for hours. 

Police responded to the intersection of Route 262 and Frost Bridge Road just after 5 a.m. after a 2012 Nissan Frontier pickup and a 2006 Nissan Altima collided, according to police. 

The drivers and passengers from both vehicles were transported to area hospitals and a passenger in the Altima was pronounced dead shortly after being transported to the hospital, police said. 

Police said the driver of the Altima is listed in serious condition. 

The injuries the people in the Nissan sustained are not believed to be life-threatening. 

Police have not released the names of the people involved. 

There are partial road closures and traffic on Route 262 is being detoured.

Police are urging drivers to seek alternate routes. The roadway is expected to remain closed for the next several hours. 

The Naugatuck Valley Collision Investigation Team is investigating.

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