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Crash on Meriden Ave. killed one Middlefield man, injured another


SOUTHINGTON — A pickup truck smashed into a tree on Meriden Avenue near the intersection of Scenic Drive Thursday afternoon, killing one person and hospitalizing another with serious injuries.

Master Sgt. Steve Elliot of the Southington police said the accident, which occurred just before 3 p.m., caused the death of the driver and sent the vehicle’s only passsenger to Hartford Hospital in a LifeStar helicopter.

The driver was identified Friday morning as William Mazo, 19, of 61 Maryland Dr., Middlefield, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, identified as David Lanning, 20, of 39 Main St., Middlefield, was taken to Hartford Hospital for treatment of serious injuries, police said..

Mazo was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche northbound on Meriden Avenue when the truck crossed over the double yellow lines, exited the road on the left, west-side shoulder, police said. The pickup truck went for several hundred feet before striking a tree, police said.

Meriden Avenue was shut down between Beechwood and Greenwood Drives shortly after the incident and remained closed for hours. Southington fire crews cleared the scene at about 8:15 p.m. The crash is being investigated by the Southington Accident Investigation Team. Witnesses are asked to call officer Jason Plourde at (860) 621-0101.

— Lauren Sievert



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