Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident
On August 4, 2014 at 1416 hours the Ledyard Police Department received the report of a single vehicle versus utility pole accident on Shewville Road, just north of its intersection with Town Farm Road. The Ledyard Fire Department, Gales Ferry Fire Department, Ledyard Volunteer Emergency Squad, Connecticut State Police, and the Ledyard Police Department responded.
On the arrival of emergency responders, the vehicle operator and sole occupant was found to be unresponsive. He was transported to the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital where the operator, Russell M. Sheppard DOB 10/19/1960 LKA 351 Shewville Road, Ledyard, was pronounced dead from his injuries.
As a result of the accident, Shewville Road was closed for an extended period of time due to police investigation and utility pole replacement. Initial investigation has determined that the vehicle was traveling northbound on Shewville Road when its operator lost control of the vehicle after passing Town Farm Road, causing it to cross the southbound lane and leave the roadway, striking a utility pole. The investigation remains under investigation by the Ledyard Police Department.
Motor Vehicle Accident
On August 11, 2014 at approximately 0213 hrs the Ledyard Police Department received the report of a motor vehicle versus tree accident on Christy Hill Road in Gales Ferry. The Ledyard Police Department, Gales Ferry Fire Department, Ledyard Fire Department, Ledyard Volunteer Emergency Squad, and Lawrence and Memorial Hospital Paramedic responded.
The vehicle operator, David Bellaflores DOB 08/27/1989 of Harvard Terrace Gales Ferry, was transported to the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained as a result of the accident. The Ledyard Police Department is currently investigating the cause of the accident.