New Milford woman dead after Brookfield crash


UPDATE:  A New Milford woman died at Danbury Hospital as  a result of a multi-vehicle accident that closed  Route 25 for several hours Monday morning, police said.

Police identified the victim as Erin Morrarty, 31.

A total of four cars were involved in the accident, which was triggered when a Chevy van that had stopped for a school bus was rear-ended by another vehicle, a Toyota  Corolla, approximately 200  feet north of Farview  Road just after 8:10 a.m.

The first two vehicles pulled to the side of the road, and Morrarty sideswiped the Corolla, damaging a  mirror. She parked and walked back to  exchange information with the driver when a Jeep Cherokee operated by Ryan Derrrig, 24, of Brookfield, hit the rear of the Corolla and pinned her between the two vehicles, police said.

Preliminary investigation indicated that glare from the early morning sun may have blinded the drivers, police said.

— John Pirro

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 UPDATE: One person was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a crash involving as many as four vehicles on Route 25 this morning, police said.

The Brookfield Police Accident Investigation Team is expected to clear the scene at about 1 p.m. and lift a detour that has been diverting traffic off of Route 25 for several hours.

Brookfield Police Major Jay Purcell said one individual was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. The person’s name and gender have not been released.

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BROOKFIELD — A motor-vehicle crash has closed a stretch of Route 25.

The state Department of Transportation said a crash this morning closed Route 25 from Ironworks Hill Road to Fairview Road.

Few details on the crash were available though police expected to release information on the crash later in the day.

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Dennis O'Malley

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