Police identify Meriden man killed in Cheshire crash


CHESHIRE, Conn. (WTNH) — Cheshire police have identified the 24-year-old Meriden man who was killed in a car crash on Tuesday night.

Police say the two-vehicle crash happened in the Highland Avenue (Route 10) area at around 11:10 p.m.

One of the occupants was pronounced dead at the scene from their injuries, police said. The victim was later identified as Jason Ventura, of Meriden.

Others involved were transported to the hospital for injuries sustained during the collision. There is no word on their identities or conditions at this time.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Police temporarily detoured the 1600 block of Highland Avenue between West Johnson Avenue and Schoolhouse Road through Reinhard Road. Naugatuck Valley Collision Investigation Team was also called in to investigate the crash.

The scene has since been cleared and the roadway has reopened.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Cheshire Officer Kristian Johnson at 203-271-5544.

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