One driver dead, another injured after ‘major’ crash on Shepard Ave. in Hamden

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HAMDEN, Conn.. (WTNH) — Hamden firefighters, police, and AMR responded to a ‘major’ vehicle crash on Shepard Avenue Thursday morning.

The crash occurred around 10:30 a.m. near the 700 block of Shepard Avenue.

Police say Russell Riccio, 87, of Hamden was traveling north on Shepard Ave. when he struck a vehicle traveling south driven by a 75-year-old, of Hamden.

After the crash, Riccio’s car swerved off the road and hit a tree. He sustained serious injuries and was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has since succumbed to his injuries.

The 75-year-old driver was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact either Sergeant Gregg Curran or Officer Kevin Hall of the Hamden Police Department Traffic Division at (203) 230-4036. 

Police said Shepard Ave. was closed between Sherman Ave. and West Shepard Ave. for several hours. It has since reopened.

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