Vehicle crashes in front of Southington home; driver dies

A man died when his car crashed into a tree in Southington on Monday.
Published: Jun. 5, 2023 at 9:17 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 5, 2023 at 12:23 PM EDT
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SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) - A man was pronounced dead after his car crashed into a tree in Southington on Monday.

Southington police identified the victim as 79-year-old James Michlewski of Southington.

A family member told Channel 3 that Michlewski likely experienced a medical emergency before the crash.

The scene was in the area of 133 Meriden Ave. The road was closed between Oakland and Southington Avenue, police said.

Police reported that it happened around 5:50 a.m.

A Channel 3 crew on the scene saw the car crashed into a tree.

“Initial reports were that the solo occupant/driver was unconscious behind the vehicle’s wheel,” Southington police said in a news release. “The vehicle’s operator was transported to New Britain General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.”

Police said family was notified.

There’s no word on what caused the crash.