Fatal Crash at Hammonassett Beach

Sarah DiMeo
June 23, 2019 - 3:22 pm
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MADISON, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - Just after 7 p.m. Saturday evening, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (Encon) Police responded to a motor vehicle rollover accident at Hammonassett Beach State Park, in the outbound lane between the rotary and the ticket booth.

The single S-U-V contained six occupants, two were ejected from the vehicle. The driver and three of the passengers were transported to area hospitals.

One of the passengers, 18-year-old Nicholas Proto of Higganum, was pronounced dead at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

The State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit is assisting Encon Police with the investigation. The investigation is ongoing.

The park was closed Saturday evening as crews investigated, and reopened on Sunday morning.