ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT


Stay Connected
ADVERTISEMENT


image
Christopher Zajac Record-Journal
A woman who only identified herself as the mother of Alex Alvarez's child, sits in front of a roadside memorial on Crown Street Monday afternoon, Nov. 11, 2013 near where Alvarez was killed in a car accident on Friday night. | Christopher Zajac / Record-Journal

Friends, family mourn at site of fatal Crown Street accident


MERIDEN — Two boxes full of lighted prayer candles sit on the sidewalk of Crown Street at the spot where a fatal car accident occurred late Friday night.

Several people gathered around the memorial, including a woman who said the victim, Alex Alvarez, 21, was her child’s father. Pictures, balloons and stuffed animals are piled on the sidewalk.

Police have not officially identified the person killed in the crash, but family and friends at the makeshift memorial and friends outside Alvarez’s home on Catherine Street said the driver was Alvarez.

At about 11:40 p.m. Friday, a Lincoln hit three parked cars on the left side of the road near 196 Crown St., then swerved to the right, struck two more parked cars and burst into flames, police said.

The driver was trapped in the car and died at the scene, police said.

Witnesses told police they saw someone run from the car. Police are searching for the passenger.

The woman said Monday she believes the passenger was a friend of Alvarez, but she could not identify the person.

lsievert@record-journal.com (203) 317-2225 Twitter: @LaurenSievertRJ



Back to MeridenNews
Top Stories of the Week

Restaurant owner promises ‘hard-core smokehouse’ in Meriden …
MIDDLETOWN — Christopher Szewczyk has visited barbecue smokehouses in Lockhart and Austin, New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville and recently brought the “show” to Connecticut. A … more ...

Meriden man charged after shooting himself in hand by accident …
MERIDEN — A city man faces charges after police say he accidentally shot himself in the hand while watching a movie. Ryan Kolesar, 29, of … more ...

Man charged in connection with ‘shots fired’ call on Heather …
MERIDEN — Police arrested one man after officers responded to a report of shots fired Wednesday afternoon on Heather Heights. According to the Meriden police … more ...

One person hospitalized after accident on Route 5 in Wallingford …
WALLINGFORD — At least one person was hospitalized after a two-car accident on Route 5 near the entrance to Kohls. Fire officials said one person … more ...

Meriden police make arrest after chase down Crown Street …
MERIDEN — Police arrested Jonathan Rivers, a convicted felon, on Crown Street Friday afternoon. In 2007, Rivers was convicted of accessory to first-degree kidnapping for … more ...

Comments