State Police: Massachusetts man charged with DUI following fatal Enfield crash

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ENFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Massachusetts man was charged with DUI following a crash that killed another man from Massachusetts in Enfield early Friday morning.

Connecticut State Police have identified the man who died as Fernando Lebron, 60, of Chicopee, Massachusetts.

According to the police report, Lebron was traveling on I-91 north, north of the Exit 48 off-ramp in the right lane, while a vehicle was traveling behind him around 12:42 a.m. State Police said the vehicle behind him, driven by Dominic Grassetti, 24, of Feeding Hills, Massachusetts, struck Lebron’s car.

State Police said Lebron suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash.

While on the scene, State Police said Grassetti displayed signs of impairment and failed standardized field sobriety tests. He was arrested and charged with Operating While Under the Influence of Liquor or Drug, C.G.S. 14-227a.

He was held on a $150,000 cash/surety bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Friday.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact TFC Wilson #1060 at Troop H at (860) 534-1098 or through email at john.wilson@ct.gov.

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