Cheshire man dies after 5-vehicle crash

A file photo of a Connecticut State Police vehicle.
A file photo of a Connecticut State Police vehicle.(WFSB)
Published: Nov. 19, 2022 at 6:52 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2022 at 4:33 AM EST
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CHESHIRE, Conn. (WFSB) - A Cheshire man has died following a five vehicle crash Saturday afternoon.

State police identified the victim as 63-year-old Arthur L. Wright.

The incident occurred at 4:15pm on Highland Avenue between Schoolhouse Road and West Johnson Avenue.

Wright was a passenger in a Lexus that was traveling northbound on Highland Avenue behind three other vehicles.

The Cheshire Police Department was attempting to conduct a motor vehicle stop of the Lexus prior to the crash when the operator encroached into the southbound lane and struck a Volkswagen Jetta.

The Lexus then moved back into the northbound lane where it struck a Jeep, lost control, rotated counterclockwise, and rear-ended a Mitsubishi Eclipse, according to state police.

The Lexus then continued north and rear-ended a Ford Transit Van.

Wright was transported to Saint Mary’s Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The driver of the Lexus, a 63-year-old man, was transported to Saint Mary’s Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Mitsubishi Eclipse, a 48-year-old woman, and the Ford Transit Van, a 24-year-old man, were transported to Midstate Hospital for non-life threatening injuires.

State police are investigating the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or the moments prior to the collision is asked to contact Detective Kenneth Pelletier #513 at 860-278-6063 or