Update at 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 28
A news release from Brookfield police provides details into the circumstances surrounding the car accident that claimed the life of Arnold Cresci.
According to police, the 79-year-old resident was traveling below the posted speed limit of 25 miles-per-hour on Ironworks Hill Road shortly after 5 p.m. on Nov. 27 when his vehicle, a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup truck, left the roadway and crashed head-on into a tree.
The accident, which was reported via a 911 call, took place near the intersection of Fairview Terrace, police said. Cresci, the sole occupant, was unconscious when emergency crews arrived, according to the report.
Cresci was transported to Danbury Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Ironworks Hill Road was closed for about four hours last night. Police said the cause of the accident remains under investigation.
Update at 2:15 p.m. on Nov. 28
A Brookfield man died from injuries sustained after his vehicle went off Ironworks Hill Road and into the woods. The News-Times reports that Arnold Cresci, 79, was pronounced dead on Tuesday. Cresci was reportedly driving less than 25 mph before the accident.
Original Story, Nov. 27
Brookfield police just confirmed that there is a car accident on Ironworks Hill Road.
The dispatcher couldn't release any additional information at this time, but according to information transmitted over the scanner, the accident took place at approximately 5:20 p.m. in the area of Fairview. A vehicle reportedly went off the road and into the woods, and EMS was on scene.
Roads are slick as a wintry mix falls in the area — conditions that led to an early dismissal for schools today.
Brookfield Patch will update this article as more information becomes available.