Police investigating early morning car crash near Hightower Road

August 26, 2014

The Southington Police Department is investigating an early morning accident that saw a car rollover and collide with a utility pole.

Police responded to the area of 311 Hightower Road at 4 a.m., following a report of a motor vehicle accident.

When the police arrived, they found that the sole occupant of the car, Connor Morrell, 20, of Southington, was free from the vehicle. Morrell suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

According to police, an initial investigation shows that the vehicle was traveling south on High Tower Road and left the travel portion of the roadway and struck the utility pole. The pole was snapped in half, bringing down the connected power lines, necessitating the need for the Southington Fire Department and CL&P.

The roadway in the area of the accident was closed while the pole and utility lines were repaired.

The case remains under investigation and no enforcement action has yet been taken.

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