Richard Lamendola Killed, One Hurt in Accident in Westport, CT
Westport, CT -- A single-vehicle crash in the area of Westport, CT left 76-year-old Richard Lamendola dead, and injured an unidentified woman Saturday, February 25, 2017.
The crash happened near Elaine Road around 7:40 p.m.
According to the reports, witnesses at a nearby restaurant heard a woman screaming after a vehicle plunged into the Saugatuck River. Multiple rescue units responded to the scene and were eventually able to locate the woman. Officials say they were able to pull the woman onto a boat. The man was pulled from the water around 30 minutes later. He was transported to a local hospital, but was declared dead later that evening.
Based upon the initial investigation, it appears the vehicle entered the water at the State Boat Launch.
At the time of the report, there was no further information available.
The investigation is currently underway.
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