On August 24, 2013 at approximately 11:45 p.m. a serious motor vehicle accident occurred on Route 66 (Washington Street) at the intersection of Old Mill Road. Preliminary investigation reveals that a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado, operated by Holden Andeen, age 21, of Higganum, was traveling west on Route 66 and a 2002 Mitsubishi Gallant, operated by Joseph Durkin, age 19, of Middletown was traveling east on Route 66. The Mitsubishi crossed the centerline and into the path of the Chevrolet. The two vehicles collided head on and the Chevrolet subsequently rolled onto its passenger side. Andeen and a passenger, Cameron Bailey, age 21, of Haddam, were extricated from the Chevrolet by the Middletown Fire Department and transported to Hartford area hospitals via Hunter Ambulance Service for treatment of apparent serious injuries.
Durkin along with two passengers, Andre Bonvouloir, age 19, of Middletown, and Danielle Whalen, age 18, of Middletown, were extricated from the Mitsubishi by the Middletown Fire Department. Durkin and Whalen were transported to Hartford area hospitals via Hunter Ambulance Service for treatment of apparent serious injuries. Bonvouloir was transported to Hartford Hospital via Life Star Air Medical Helicopter for treatment of serious injuries.
Route 66 between Old Mill Road and Boston Road was closed for approximately six hours for the investigation and roadway clean up.
The accident is being investigated by the Middletown Police Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team. If anyone witnessed or has information about the accident is asked to contact Officer David Godwin at 860-638-4061.