55-year-old man dead, 17-year-old boy injured after single-car crash into tree in Griswold

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GRISWOLD, Conn. (WTNH) — One man is dead and a teen is injured following a single-car crash that closed Route 201 Sunday.

State Police say, David Mack, 55, of Jewett City, CT, was driving a 1992 Mazda MX-5 Miata, north on Route 201 when – near the intersection with Lestor Road – he lost control and swerved into the southbound lane.

The car traveled across the road and collided with the metal beam guardrail before swerving back into the northbound lane, driving into the grassy/wooded right shoulder, and hitting a tree.

Mack was pronounced dead on the scene. His passenger, Ben Robert Mack, 17, of Lexington, MA, sustained life-threatening injuries and was brought to Backus Hospital.

According to the police report, neither airbag deployed.

The crash is under investigation. If you have any information, you’re asked to call State Police.

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