State Police investigate fatal crash on Route 15 in Hamden


HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) – State Police are currently investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Route 15 in Hamden Wednesday.

Around 2:21 p.m., troopers responded to the crash after a car hit a tree. Police said the driver lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons, veered off the roadway into a wooded area and struck a tree, with the car catching on fire shortly after.

State Police have identified the driver as Lisa Vecchitto, 57, of Waterbury. Police said Vecchitto succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.

Any witnesses of the collision are asked to call Trooper Bavolacco, Connecticut State Police Troop I at (203) 393-4200 or

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