One motorist was killed and another two were injured in a two-car head-on crash in Griswold on Nov. 27. The incident occurred on Voluntown Road in New London County just before 7:00 p.m. Officers with Connecticut State Police’s Troop E responded to the scene of the crash.

A spokesperson for the Connecticut State Police reports that a 35-year-old Griswold man driving his 2010 Honda Accent B lost control of his vehicle. When he did, he traveled from Voluntown’s eastbound lane into the westbound one. Soon thereafter, he crashed into a 52-year-old Rhode Island resident’s 2013 Toyota Prius.

Both of the vehicle’s drivers suffered minor injuries in the crash. It’s unclear what types they are. American Ambulance responded to the scene and transported them to William W. Backus Hospital.

The impact of the crash caused the Honda’s front seat passenger to die instantly. He’s been described as a 48-year-old Griswold resident.

Officers with the Connecticut State Police Troop E are continuing their investigation into the crash. They haven’t yet determined what led the motorist to lose control of his vehicle. They also haven’t decided whether to press charges against the Honda’s driver for causing his passenger’s death.

Motor vehicle accidents are the most common type of personal injury claim, yet they’re far from simple to settle. While you may think that an insurance company would be quick to settle a passenger death case, they don’t. They instead require the loved ones of the decedent to go through the same steps that they’d have to file a claim in any motor vehicle accident case. A Stamford motor vehicle accidents attorney can help you do just that.