Falling Tree Kills Woman In New Fairfield During Storm

Matt Dwyer
May 16, 2018 - 6:37 am

(WTIC-AM) -- Authorities today announced that a woman lost her life in New Farifield during yesterday's storm. 

State Police say a 41-year-old woman was driving on Brush Hill Road, near the intersection with Gillotti Road, when a tree fell on the car.  The woman was killed.  

A 3-year-old was also in the car.  

Police say the child did not suffer any physical injuries.  

The pre-schooler was taken to Danbury Hospital to be checked out.

State Police say when they responded to the crash, access to the area was restricted by many downed trees, and downed, live power lines.  

The accident took place a few minutes after 5 pm. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene an hour later.