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Two Fatal Car Crashes Last Night

Route 7 Connector was closed until 4:30 as police investigated this accident.

In two stories we reported live as it was happening to guide you around the traffic two men have lost their lives.

At 10:25pm we reported that a crash happened in New Canaan at Ponus Ridge Road and Lake Wind Road. Police on the scene  reported that one person was unconscious, it turned out to be the passenger of the car who was pronounced dead a the scene. There was mention of not being able to locate the driver and we weren’t certain if he was thrown from the vehicle or fled the scene. It turned out he fled the scene and was picked up by police at Stamford Hospital Emergency room the next morning. Police have identified him as Michael Savage, 37, of 119 Clearview Lane, New Canaan, no identity of the passenger has been released yet.

A short time later we reported emergency crews were called to the Route 7 connector near exit one for a pedestrian struck by a a motor vehicle at 12:42am. We quickly reported that the highway in both directions. Police have identified James Shaw, 21, of 10 Warren St., Norwalk as the pedestrian. He was rushed to Norwalk Hospital where he died of his injuries. It is uncertain why he was on the highway, he did not have a vehicle on the highway. The highway was closed until 4:30 this morning as police investigated.

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