July 18, 2019

Burnham man dies after car goes off road

BURNHAM — A single-car accident early Saturday morning took the life of a 24-year old Burnham man, according to police. The man, whom police declined to identify pending notification of next of kin, died as a result of the 2:30 a.m. accident on Route 100 in Burnham.

State Trooper Dean Jackson said the cause of the accident is still being investigated.

Jackson said the man was traveling north on a corner when his 1989 two-door car left the road and struck an embankment. The trooper said the car vaulted into a heavily wooded area shearing off trees and came to rest on its side against trees.

He said the driver, who apparently was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the car. The late-model car was a total loss.

Trooper Mark Nickerson reconstructed the fatal accident.

In an unrelated accident, a 61-year-old Warren man was killed Sunday when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a parked car, state police said.

George D. Callahan passed two vehicles on a corner of Route 17 in Windsor at about 1 a.m. when his 1988 Ford Explorer became airborne and struck a vehicle parked in a driveway. He was ejected from his car.

Callahan died at the scene. Nobody else was hurt.

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