Storm death name released

NEW MILFORD — Police have released the name of the 49-year-old New Milford man who died during Tuesday night’s storm when a tree and live wires fell on his vehicle.

Kevin Mateer died after rain and high winds brought down live wires on his car while driving eastbound on Vann Carr Road  about 7:04 p.m., police said.  The vehicle caught fire and Materr tried to escape the flames. It is believe he was electrocuted as he fled his vehicle, according to Lt. Larry Ash.

Mateer went into cardiac arrest and was taken to New Milford Hospital by ambulance. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, Ash said.


Susan Tuz