Canaan Man Killed in Crash on Route 7 in North Canaan

A man from Canaan has died after a crash on Route 7 in North Canaan late Sunday night.

Police said 46-year-old Matthew Holderman, of Canaan, was driving north on Route 7 near Sand Road around 10:20 p.m.

Holderman was driving on a curve when he lost control, left the road, hit a set of mailboxes and a utility pole and then flipped his vehicle, according to authorities.

Officers said Holderman was trapped in the vehicle and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Route 7 near the Canaan Country Club is expected to be closed for the foreseeable future, authorities said. Detours are set up in the area.

There is no estimate for when the road will reopen.

Anyone with information is urged to contact TPR LaPointe at Troop B.

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