Report by Paula Antolini, June 23, 2019, 9:37AM EDT
**Serious MV Accident** Updated
On June 23rd, 2019 at approximately 2am Newtown Police with the Newtown Ambulance Service and Sandy Hook Fire Department were dispatched to Berkshire Rd. (State Route 34) in the area of Jordan Hill Rd. to investigate the report of a motor vehicle accident.
Upon arrival police found that an older model Jeep Cherokee had driven off the westbound shoulder of Berkshire Rd into a hundred foot, heavily wooded ravine.
The vehicle was found to be occupied by two people, the driver and passenger. The occupants of this vehicle were both Newtown residents, but not related.
Emergency medical personnel pronounced the occupants dead on scene as a result of the single car accident.
The State of Connecticut Medical Examiner’s Office was called to the scene and are investigating the cause of death.
The Newtown Police Accident Reconstruction team was called to the scene and will be taking over the investigation. Police have spoken to witnesses of the accident.
The name of the victims are being held at this time pending notification to families.
“Our hearts are heavy this morning and our prayers are with both families as they go through this most difficult time. Our community mourns with them” Lt. Aaron Bahamonde.