Update: Victim Identified In Fatal Crash on Pequot Trail

Expect delays on Pequot Trail.

By Ellyn Santiago

Update: Stonington Police have identified the victim in Monday mornings fatal crash on Pequot Trail as Sarah Delano, 26, of Granite Street in Westerly was traveling west on Pequot Trail when police said her vehicle crossed the left of center and struck the school bus. There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the accident.

According to police, the school bus, operated by Jane Toth, 69 of Lester Avenue, Pawcatuck was traveling east on Pequot trail when the passenger vehicle driven by Delano crossed the left of center and struck the bus. Ambulance personnel from the Westerly Ambulance Corps pronounced Delano deceased at the scene; her body was released to the Connecticut Medical Examiner's Office, police said. The accident is under investigation by the Stonington police and the Department of Motor Vehicles commercial inspection unit according to SPD Capt. Jerry Desmond.

The driver of a car involved in an accident with an empty school bus this morning has died.

The accident happened just after 7 a.m. on Pequot Trail between Farmholme Road and Sergio Franchi Drive. Pequot Trail is still closed as police investigate the accident.

The driver of the school bus was not injured. The victim's gender was not released.
Caroline Chapman December 09, 2013 at 09:59 AM
Just saw on the news the driver of the car died. So tragic.
Constance Bourque December 09, 2013 at 11:14 AM
So sad... Condolences to the family. Pulling out on Pequot in the Farmholme area is so dangerous in good conditions. Horrific reminder for us all to leave earlier and slow down.
Lorraine Grey December 09, 2013 at 12:28 PM
So sad.....there is now a family that is going to have a miserable holiday this year and for years to come.
Daniella Ruiz December 10, 2013 at 11:14 AM
spend a few million to straighten out, widen and make this 'ol trail' into a super safe speedway! the state has allocated billions to a nice short bus run between htfd and n britain. maybe they can use some of their loose change to fund something useful.


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