2 dead in Bridgeport crash


BRIDGEPORT – A man and a woman are dead and a third person is in critical condition following a high-speed automobile crash on Madison Avenue near Queen Street shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday.

The identities of the  two people who died were not immediately available. Police spokesman William Kaempffer said he didn’t believe  IDs will be released until Monday.

Police said that preliminary investigation indicates the white Buick Century was traveling north on Madison Avenue near Burnsford Avenue when it illegally passed another car on the right, striking the right side mirror of that car.

The Buick then lost control, crossed into the southbound lane, collided with a snowbank and went airborne. The vehicle came to rest on its top and the victims had to be extricated by the fire department. It took fire crews more than an hour to free one of the victims.

Police said speed is being investigated as a factor.

The man was pronounced dead at the hospital and the woman later died from her injuries. A third occupant, a male, remains in critical condition at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The surviving man was originally taken to Bridgeport Hospital and later transfered to Yale-New Haven.

The accident is under investigation.

Michael Mayko

4 Responses

  1. Senseless says:

    This could’ve easily been averted….please say prayers for the victims and their families

  2. igor says:

    Watched it on the news tonight. Everyone is saying it’s a bad intersection. Although they said speed was involved. Well folks when you go speeding around the streets, especially with ice on the ground, you can pretty much expect it. Sorry people had to die. When will people learn to slow down?

  3. nonna u beesnest says:

    The speed limit on Madison avenue is 25 slower if there is ice or snow speed limitis not aa suggestion too many people tailgating and speeding. This is what happens

  4. krysta says:

    God bless all there souls im praying for you bri we love you.