Early Morning Crash In Ellington Leaves Woman Dead

ELLINGTON, CT – A single car rollover that took place in Ellington early Tuesday morning left a woman dead and a man injured.

The woman, identified as Kayla Coffin-Houston of North Grosvenordale, was a passenger in the vehicle.

Emergency officials at the scene confirmed that Coffin-Houston was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. She was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The rollover took place on West Road, also known as Route 83, near Mountain Road, at around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. The vehicle was traveling northbound on West Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck an embankment, which turned the vehicle on its side.

The driver of the vehicle, 24-year-old Nathan Coles, of Ellington, was airlifted to Hartford Hospital with suspected serious injuries.

According to David Leduc, of Ellington, “It’s a lot of inactivity up there that time of the morning so, and the road seems pretty clear usually.”

Dozens of residents who drive Route 83 everyday also confirmed that the road is very safe. According to residents, they can’t remember the last time there was a deadly accident on the road.

Another resident, Ellington Loui Skyriotis, owner of the Chuck Wagon restaurant which is just around the corner from the crash scene, said, “The road seem like it’s pretty safe. This is a typical straight road. It doesn’t seem like it’s, no curves or anything like that.”

Route 83 was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash and was reopened around 5:30 a.m. No other vehicles were involved in the crash which remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about what happened can call state police at 860-896-3222, extension 8050 with details.

News Source: www.WFSB.com

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