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Fairfield, CT – Fairfield U Student and Three Others Dead in Wrong-Way Crash on RTE 15

Fairfield, CT (May 15, 2024) – A tragic incident early Saturday, May 11, claimed four lives on Merritt Pkwy, also known as RTE 15. Alexander Dennis, a 21-year-old Fairfield University junior, was identified as the driver who was heading north in the southbound lane. His vehicle, a Honda CRV, collided head-on with a minivan driven by 55-year-old Steven Rowland.

The crash also killed passengers Thomas Lucian Vitale, 80, and Olga Vitale, 81. Dennis, who was returning to Massachusetts after his school term. Perished in the crash that occurred around 1:30 a.m., resulting in his car catching fire.

The highway was closed until 8:30 a.m. The investigation into how Dennis ended up on the wrong side is ongoing.

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