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Norwalk Man Dies Following Car Accident in Wilton

The accident occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 26.

 

A 51-year-old Norwalk man succumbed to injuries he suffered in a car accident in Wilton last week, Captain John Lynch announced yesterday.

John Skehan was pronounced dead on Dec. 30, four days after being involved in a car accident on Westport Road, near Downe Lane, as snow was falling last week.

According to police, Skehan allegedly drove onto Westport Road from a parking lot without yielding the right of way around 6:44 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26. Skehan failed to yield the right of way and was hit by a vehicle driven by Matthew Fleisher, 19, of Rivergate Drive. 

Following the accident, Skehan was taken to Norwalk Hospital in what police then described as "critical condition." 

Fleisher has not been charged in the accident, which remains under investigation.

This death resulting from a car accident was the second such incident to happen in Wilton that week.

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