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18-year-old SCSU student from Meriden killed, another seriously injured in double motor vehicle rollover crash

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MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A Sunday morning crash involving two vehicles left one teen dead and another person with serious injuries in Meriden.

According to Meriden Police Lt. John Mennone, at approximately 4:02 a.m. officials were alerted to an accident with a rollover scenario, including a person possibly ejected from a vehicle.

Meriden Police and Fire arrived at the scene on Research Parkway, South of Murdock Avenue where two vehicles with heavy damage were found: one 2003 Honda Accord and one 2007 Toyota Scion.

The Honda Accord was found rolled over, resting on the Northbound lane. The Toyota Scion was found off the road to the right of the Southbound lane.

The operator of the Toyota Scion sustained serious injuries as a result of the accident was transported to Midstate Medical Center for treatment. His condition is presently unknown.

The driver of the Honda Accord, an 18-year-old Southern Connecticut State University student identified as Jaylondevine William Nixon, had been partially ejected from the vehicle, received medical care from officers but was pronounced dead on the scene. Officials say he was a resident of Meriden.  

SCSU Athletics released a statement regarding the passing of Nixon:

Southern Connecticut State University Athletics is shocked to learn of the passing of a member of the men’s swimming and diving team, Jaylon Nixon of Meriden, Conn. Nixon passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 after a motor vehicle accident. He was just 18 years old.

Jaylondevine William Nixon

Additional information on the second driver has not been released at this time.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Sergeant Christopher Griffin at (203) 630-6345 or by email at

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