Oxford man hospitalized in Rt. 34 crash


By Denis J. O’Malley
NEWTOWN — Emergency medical responders transported a 23-year-old Oxford man to the hospital early Thursday after his station wagon crashed into an oncoming tractor-trailer on Route 34.
The crash and subsequent efforts to clean spilled vehicle fluids closed Route 34 for about three hours after a station wagon driven by Joseph Sullo, of Oxford, veered into the westbound lane and crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer near the intersection with Great Quarters Road at about 4:47 a.m., police said.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, Stanley Swintlicki, 64, of Shelton, was not injured in the crash, police said. Both Swintlicki and Sullo had seatbelts on at the time of the crash.
Emergency responders had to extricate Sullo from his 1998 Ford Escort before transporting him to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. A hospital spokesperson said he was in stable condition Thursday afternoon.
Police said the crash remains under investigation.
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