SHELTON -- An elderly city man has died as the result of a two-car accident early Monday on Walnut Tree Hill Road near Short Street.
Police, fire and EMS were dispatched to the scene at about 9:30 a.m. and found that a 92-year-old man involved in the crash could not get out of his vehicle, a Honda, because of damage to the door, according to Lt. Robert Kozlowsky, police spokesman.
The man, whose identity is being withheld until his next of kin are notified, was extricated from his vehicle.
"He did not have any visible injuries and was conscious and communicating with personnel at the scene," said Kozlowsky. However, he was transported to the hospital after complaining of chest pain, he said.
It was later reported to police that he succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, Kozlowsky said.
The driver of the second vehicle, a 24-year-old city resident, claimed minor injuries from the accident, he said. She was driving a Mazda.
There were no passengers in either vehicle, he said.
The initial investigation found that the driver of the Honda was exiting his driveway when his vehicle collided with the Mazda, traveling north on Walnut Tree Hill Road.
No charges have been filed. The Shelton Police Traffic Division Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident.
Any witnesses or anyone with additional information should call the Shelton Police Traffic Division at (203)924-1544.