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Crash on Cook Hill Road in Wallingford kills Naugatuck man, hospitalizes 2

WALLINGFORD — Police are investigating a motor vehicle accident on Cook Hill Road last night that resulted in the death of a man from Naugatuck and sent two others to the hospital.

The accident, involving a 1998 Subaru Legacy and 2011 Hyundai Sonata, occurred at about 10:37 p.m. on Cook Hill Road at the intersection with Shelby Drive, according to police. It affected traffic for several hours.

Battalion Chief Edward Butkus said it was an “offset head on collision” and described the scene as “very bad.”

Brandon J. Genovese, 29, the operator of the Subaru, was transported to MidState Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after, according to a police statement. The driver of the Hyundai, Darin A. Quagliaro, 17, of Wallingford, and the passenger, Justin Cyr, 18, of Middletown, both sustained non-life-threatening injuries. They were taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Wallingford Police are continuing to investigate the collision. Any witnesses who may have seen either vehicle in the area prior to the collision is encouraged to call (203) 294-2819.



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