Watertown Resident Killed in Crash

A 54-year-old Watertown man has died after crashing his car into a utility pole on Route 6/Cutler Street Friday evening.

According to police, John F. Pillis, of Echo Lake Road Ext. in Watertown, was driving eastbound on Route 6 just before 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. He crossed the center line “for some unexplained reason” and struck a utility pole near the westbound lane outside 101 Cutler Street, police said.

Pillis was transported by ambulance to Waterbury Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police said they are awaiting autopsy results.

The car, a 2000 Jeep Cherokee, was heavily damaged and was towed to police headquarters.

Police are investigating to determine the cause of the crash.

No other vehicles were involved.

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