Five young people, including two 21-year-olds from Higganum, are in serious condition after a pickup truck and sedan collided on Washington Street Saturday night on Route 66 in Middletown.
On Aug. 24 at 11:45 p.m., a serious motor vehicle accident took place on Route 66 (Washington Street) at the intersection of Old Mill Road.
The preliminary investigation, according to police, reveals that a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Holden Andeen, 21, of Higganum was traveling west on Route 66 and a 2002 Mitsubishi Gallant driven by Joseph Durkin, age 19, of Middletown was traveling east on Route 66.
The accident report says the Mitsubishi crossed the center line and drove into the path of the pickup truck. The two vehicles collided head on and the Chevrolet rolled onto its passenger side.
Andeen and a passenger, Cameron Bailey, 21, of Haddam, were extricated from the truck by the Middletown Fire Department and taken to Hartford area hospitals by Hunter Ambulance Service for treatment of serious injuries, according to the report.
Durkin, along with two passengers, Andre Bonvouloir, 19, of Middletown, and Danielle Whalen, 18, of Middletown, were extricated from the Mitsubishi by Middletown firefighters. Durkin and Whalen were taken to Hartford-area hospitals by Hunter Ambulance Service for treatment of serious injuries, according to the report.
Bonvouloir was taken to Hartford Hospital by Life Star for treatment of serious injuries.
Route 66 between Old Mill Road and Boston Road was closed for six hours for the investigation and roadway cleanup.The accident is being investigated by the Middletown Police Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team. Anyone who witnessed or has information about the accident is asked to contact Officer David Godwin at (860) 638-4061.