2 hurt following head-on crash in Wolcott, driver killed in crash identified

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WOLCOTT, Conn, (WTNH) — Wolcott police are investigating a deadly two-vehicle crash on County Road on Wednesday morning.

Just after 10 a.m., police told News 8 crews on scene that the medical examiner was called to remove a body.

A police report states the crash, which involved a Honda and a pick-up truck, happened just before 6:30 a.m. in the area of 250 County Road.

Officers said it appears that the Honda was traveling south on County Road, crossed the center lane, and crashed head-on into the pick-up that was heading northbound.

The driver – later identified as Thomas Rivera, 42, of Waterbury – and his passenger in the Honda were extricated from the car by the Wolcott Volunteer Fire Department.

Rivera was pronounced deceased on the scene. His passenger and the driver of the pickup truck were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The roadway was closed for several hours. County Road has since reopened.

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