Man dies after crashing into tree in Essex

December 23, 2018 GMT

ESSEX — A town man was killed less than a quarter of a mile from his residence Saturday afternoon after crashing into a tree.

William Demars, 58, of Harbor View Drive, was pronounced dead at the Shoreline Clinic after a crash on Gates Road, according to a Connecticut State Police accident report.

Around 3:45 p.m., units from Troop F in Westbrook responded to Gates Road near its intersection with Cedar Grove Terrace for a report of a one-car crash.

“Upon arrival a single motor vehicle was observed off the road on a residential lot where it struck a tree,” the report said.


There was damage done to the mailbox and some landscaping in the yard was uprooted.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information can contact Trooper First Class Pederson at Troop F at 860-399-2100.