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2/23/2021 - 2/23/21- Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident - Prospect Street


Date: February 23, 2021

Contact: Captain Ronald Smith

Phone: (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 21-28

On February 21, 2021 at approximately 10:30p.m. Hamden Police responded to the area of Prospect Street and Morse Street on the report of a motor vehicle accident, involving one vehicle.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the operator of the vehicle, Thomas Henderson, 40, of Hamden was traveling eastbound on Morse Street at a high rate of speed. The vehicle failed to stop for a stop sign, located at the corner of Morse Street and Prospect Street. The vehicle subsequently struck a snowbank, before striking a utility pole.

Hamden Fire Department personnel removed Henderson from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Nicholas Lovett of the Hamden Police Department Traffic Division at (203) 281-8218.

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