Pickup truck driver dies after crashing into SUV, Waterbury church

Truck crash into St. John's under investigation
Truck crash into St. John's under investigation(Anonymous)
Published: Sep. 17, 2023 at 10:08 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2023 at 2:06 PM EDT
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WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) - Officials from Waterbury say a man has died after crashing into an SUV and church in Waterbury Sunday morning.

The man in this accident has been identified as William Buttery, 43, of Torrington.

The police and fire department were called to St. Johns Episcopal Church around 3:43 a.m.

When the fire department arrived, they found a truck crashed into a church and said they needed to extricate the driver.

First responders determined the truck was involved in a previous crash with an SUV at the intersection of West Main Street and Church Street.

The fire department says the driver of the SUV refused treatment at the scene.

Life-saving measures were performed on the truck driver before he was transported to St. Mary’s hospital. Police say the driver succumbed to his injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by Waterbury Police’s Crash Reconstruction Unit.

It appears the crash did not impact church services.