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Clinton Property Owner Dies in I-91 Overpass Crash

Hartford Hospital representatives said Wednesday that 46-year-old Richard Mazzella succumbed to injuries sustained when his car fell 25 feet onto I-91.

Clinton Property Owner Dies in I-91 Overpass Crash Clinton Property Owner Dies in I-91 Overpass Crash


Richard Mazzella, the driver of the Jeep that fell 25 feet off of Windsor's Bloomfield Avenue highway overpass, has died, a Hartford Hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday morning.

The 46-year-old man owns 25 Riverside Drive, #C2, a condo, in Clinton and is listed as also residing at that property, was transported to the hospital by Windsor Volunteer Ambulance Tuesday morning. His SUV apparently plowed through the concrete wall of a highway overpass and crashed, overturned and caught fire. 

Mazzella may have also resided in Madison, but that is unconfirmed.

According to Windsor Police Capt. Tom LePore, the crash is currently under investigation, and the local department is working with a regional accident-reconstruction team to figure out what happened before Mazzella's Jeep left the overpass.

LePore said officials are able to tell that Mazzella exited I-91 from the northbound HOV lane, but his vehicle did not stop as it approached the Bloomfield Avenue intersection.

Police are seeking the help of anyone with information regarding what happened before Mazzella's vehicle left the highway and hit the wall. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Windsor Police Department by calling 860-688-5273.

Editor's note: A Richard G. Mazzella, 70, also owns property in Clinton (John Street and West Main) and should not be confused with the 46-year old Richard Mazella in this article.

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