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Driver of stolen vehicle crashes on Route 25 in stolen car

March 22, 2017

NEWTOWN—Connecticut State Police say a man was fleeing in a stolen 2000 Honda Civic when he lost control, causing an accident with an oncoming car.

Rasheim Lewis, 32, of Danbury, was the sole occupant of the Honda which was “attempting to elude the Monroe Police Department” in a vehicle stop in the northbound lane of South Main Street (Route 25), according to State Police. The vehicle had been reported stolen from Monroe resident.

Lewis was taken to Danbury hospital and hospital and is suspected to have suffered severe injuries, according to State Police.

Lewis drove around a curve when his vehicle spun out, crossing into the southbound lane into the path of an oncoming 2014 Mercedes Benz, striking it, according to police.

The occupant of the Mercedes, Kristen Marshall, 46, of Sandy Hook, was not reported to have suffered major injuries, according to State Police.

The crash occurred at the intersection of South Main Street and Homestead Lane, around 9 p.m. Tuesday night. Investigators closed the road overnight. It was reopened before 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, making way for morning commuters.