On Sunday, July 4, 2010 at approximately 12:48 P.M., a serious motor vehicle collision occurred in the area of 2286 South Main Street.
The preliminary investigation indicates that a 2000 Chevy Blazer, operated by Jose Nivicela-Ortiz, age 26, of East Hartford, was traveling in a southerly direction on South Main Street. A 2008 Volvo XC90, operated by Judith Gassner, age 46, of Guilford, was traveling in a northerly direction on South Main Street. Subsequently, the Chevy Blazer traveled left of roadway center and struck the 2008 Volvo.
As a result of the collision, Mr. Nivicela-Ortiz was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital and is listed in stable condition. The pregnant passenger of the 2000 Chevy sustained serious injuries and was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital. The passenger is listed in critical condition; however, the passenger’s fetus sustained fatal injuries. The passenger’s identity is not being released at this time.
Four occupants of the Volvo were transported to Middlesex Hospital and subsequently were released.
Witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Officer David Godwin of the Middletown Police Department’s Traffic Unit (860) 344-3264.