Canaan Man Dies After Pickup Truck Runs Off the Road in Torrington

March 16, 2011, Torrington, CT. – A Canaan man died on March 15th when his pickup truck ran off the road and crashed into a culvert in Torrington, Courant.com has reported.

According to police, the fatal pickup truck accident that claimed the life of 52-year-old Terrance Morgan occurred on South Main Street. He was the sole occupant in the 2002 Toyota Tacoma.

Police were notified of the single vehicle accident shortly after 7:30 a.m. Based on a preliminary investigation, they believe Morgan was driving northbound on South Main around Bogue Road. It’s possible that Morgan started veering left, although the road curves to the right.

Police said he went across the center line, crashed through guardrails, and slammed into the culvert. Authorities pronounced him dead at the accident scene. He had been wearing a seat belt and the pickup truck’s airbags had deployed.

It’s not known however how much time had passed before anyone noticed the single vehicle accident because the culvert is located underneath the roadway.

Anyone who has information pertaining to this fatal car accident is urged to call Torrington police: 860-489-2008 or 860-489-2070. The accident is still under investigation.

According to crash statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 223 fatalities in 2009 because of traffic accidents in Connecticut.

As a service to the residents of Connecticut, our firm will frequently publish blogs about local traffic accidents. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents occurring in Connecticut that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.

Common accidents in Connecticut include, but are not limited to:

  • single-car accidents;
  • accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
  • accidents caused by distracted drivers or aggressive driving.

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