Police Chase Ends in Crash in Newtown: Connecticut State Police

One person was seriously hurt after a police chase ended in a crash in Newtown Tuesday night, according to Connecticut State Police.

Police said the incident began around 9 p.m. when Monroe police tried to stop a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Danbury. The driver took off.

While coming around a curve on Route 25 near Bryan Lane in Newtown, the Honda crossed the double yellow line and collided with a Mercedes E350 that was driving in the opposite direction.

The driver of the Honda, identified as 31-year-old Rasheim Lewis, of Danbury, was taken to Danbury Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Mercedes suffered minor injuries and refused transport.

The road was closed for several hours.

Newtown police requested Connecticut State Police take over the investigation and the Danbury State’s Attorney has been notified. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Trooper Mark DiCocco at 203-630-8079.

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