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.

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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