State police identify driver killed in Trumbull wrong-way crash

Credit: Matthew Podolsky of Fairfield, CT
Credit: Matthew Podolsky of Fairfield, CT(WFSB)
Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 12:12 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2022 at 10:39 AM EDT
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TRUMBULL, CT (WFSB) - A man from Easton was killed in what police said was a wrong-way crash in Trumbull on Wednesday.

Troopers identified the victim as 61-year-old Shahid Malik.

State police said the crash happened on Route 25 north in Trumbull.

Troopers said they received reports on Wednesday around 11:35 a.m. that a wrong-way driver collided with a FedEx truck.

Serious injuries were initially reported.

State police’s accident reconstruction unit and the Department of Transportation were on scene.

Investigators said the driver of the truck was traveling in the left lane of Route 25 north, just south of the Route 111 intersection.

Malik was traveling southbound in the left lane of Route 25 north, in the wrong direction, and collided with the truck.

Both vehicles had heavy damage.

The driver of the truck reported only minor injuries.

Malik was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the DOT, the crash shut down the highway between Exits 9 and Route 111. It has since reopened.

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