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Driver dies after Middletown crash involving vehicle, box truck

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Posted at 4:06 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 16:18:36-05

The driver of a vehicle involved in a serious crash this afternoon in Middletown has died.

The female driver, whose identity was not released, was pronounced dead at Atrium Medical Center after being removed from the crash that happened at Lafayette Avenue and Verity Parkway, according to a Middletown spokeswoman.

The crash was reported at about 1:15 p.m. today at Lafayette Avenue and Verity Parkway. A box truck struck the driver’s side of the deceased driver’s vehicle.

Crews were continuing to work on getting a victim out of the vehicle as of 1:40 p.m. The victim was out of the vehicle by 1:55 p.m., and the victim was taken away from the scene in an ambulance.

An older woman was transported from the scene to Atrium Medical Center, according to a city official. Her condition is unknown.

A witness said the driver of the box truck ran a red light at the corner of Lafayette and Verity and crashed into the Ford. The witness said the Ford then was sandwiched between the box truck and a semi truck that was sitting at the red light.

She got out of her vehicle and said the female driver of the Ford was conscious, but unresponsive.

“It was very, very heart wrenching,” the witness said.

Multiple streets closed because of the response.

We will continue to update this story as we learn more.

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