1 person dead after car hits pole, becomes engulfed in flames in Westport


A crash in Westport took a life and closed a road on Sunday morning.

According to reports, shortly before 1:00 a.m., Westport Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the area of 57 Weston Road for a report of a large fire. Upon arrival, crews discovered a vehicle fully engulfed in flames.

Police said the vehicle had struck a utility pole and brought down electrical wires. 

One person died as a result of this crash. The identity of the victim has yet to be released. 

Weston Road between Sipperley’s Hill Road and Silver Brook Road remained closed for a period of time, but was then reopened around 3:14 a.m., according to Westport Police.

The Accident Investigation Team and Detective Bureau are investigating this incident.

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