Police: Danbury Man Seriously Injured in Stolen Vehicle After Chase on Rt. 25 Newtown
Were you driving on Rte. 25 in Newtown last night? You may have seen something that can help the Connecticut State Police with an investigation.
You know what it's like when your driving and someone cuts you off, or goes speeding by, or you even catch a glimpse of something out of the corner of your eye. Anything small could help in regards to a horrific crash on Route 25 - South Main Street - in Newtown, in front of Sand Hill Plaza. The accident happened at the intersection of South Main Street and Homestead Lane.
Here's the details from a press release issued by the Connecticut State Police.
State police say a vehicle that was reported stolen out of the city of Danbury on March 20 was involved in a serious crash around 9 p.m. Tuesday March 21, in Newotwn. Police say that Rasheim Lewis of Danbury was fleeing officers from the Monroe Police Department who had received the report of the stolen 2000 Honda Civic.
According to State Police, while attempting to get away Lewis lost control of the Honda and caused an accident with an oncomiing car, a 2014 Mercedes Benz. He was taken to Danbury Hospital and was treated for life-threatening injuries.
Thankfully Connecticut State Police report that the driver of the other vehicle, Kristen Marshall of Sandy Hook did not sustain major injuries.
Lewis drove around a curve when his vehicle spun out, crossing into the southbound lane into the path of an oncoming 2014 Mercedes Benz, striking it, according to police.
The 9 p.m. crash closed the road overnight but it reopened early Wednesday morning.
We often see something and think it isn't important. Here's a time when it is.
Connecticut State Police ask if anyone who witnessed the collision as it was happening or even just prior to please contact Trooper Mark DiCocco #308 at 203-630-8079 or Mark.DiCocco@ct.gov.
We'll continue to update you if more information surfaces.