Man dies after car downs electrical wires, catches fire in Westport

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A Weston man was killed in a car fire early Sunday morning after crashing into a utility pole and trees in Westport

Police say that shortly before 1 a.m., officers and fire crews responded to a large fire in the area of 57 Weston Road, where they found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames. 

The car had struck a utility pole and two trees, before taking down electrical wires. 

According to authorities, 39-year-old Cullen Walsh died in the crash. An investigation indicates that speed and failure to negotiate the roadway were factors in the accident. 

Weston Road was closed for a while while crews repaired the utility pole. 

The accident remains under investigation. 

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