Fatal Accident in Town of Erin
Posted on 09/21/2021

Date: 09-21-2021
Case: 21-32377 Fatal Car Accident in Town of Erin
Authority: Sgt Brad Rodich

On 09-21-2021 at 5:49pm, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center received a 911 call reporting a car vs telephone pole accident on Donegal Rd in the Town of Erin. The caller stated that the driver, a male in his early thirties from Washington County, was slumped over the front passenger seat and was non-responsive. There were additionally two children in the car who were alert and conscious. Deputies and Hartford Fire and Rescue were subsequently dispatched to the scene.

Upon first responders arrival on scene, the vehicle was found to have extensive damage to the drivers area. Both children were removed from the vehicle and assessed by rescue. The driver was then extricated from the vehicle and assessed by rescue, at which point he was confirmed deceased. Both children were transported to Children’s Hospital as a precaution however they are not believed to have any major injuries.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team was subsequently requested to the scene. The initial investigation reveals that the vehicle was eastbound when it exited the roadway on the left and struck the telephone pole. The investigation remains open at this time, however speed is believed to be a factor. Power was also knocked out to a few residences in the area as a result of the crash.

A portion of Donegal Rd was closed for approximately 4 hours for rescue efforts and the investigation.