x
Breaking News
More () »

Ledyard man killed in head-on crash

The crash happened on Route 12 around 5:40 a.m., police said. One of the cars crossed the center line before crashing into the other.
Credit: BestStockFoto - stock.adobe.com

LEDYARD, Conn. — A Ledyard man is dead after police said a car crashed into his head-on while driving on Route 12 this morning. 

According to police, a car driven by a Norwich resident was driving south on Route 12 when it crossed the center line into the northbound lane. The car struck the other one head-on just north of Thames View Pentway.

Both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles. The driver of the car that was struck was taken to Backus Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police identified him as 38-year-old Adam Nouwen. The driver of the first car is currently in critical condition, according to police. 

Sign up for the FOX61 newsletters: Morning Forecast, Morning Headlines, Evening Headlines 

Due to the seriousness of the crash, the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Traffic Unit, comprising of officers from Ledyard, Stonington, Groton Town and Groton City police departments, is helping in the investigation of the crash. 

Anyone witnesses to the crash are asked to call the Ledyard Police Department. 

RELATED: New Haven pedestrian killed in motorcycle crash

RELATED: East Haven man charged after striking police cruiser during stop in East Lyme

Jennifer Glatz is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. She can be reached at jglatz@fox61.com.  

Have a story idea or something on your mind you want to share? We want to hear from you! Email us at newstips@fox61.com 

HERE ARE MORE WAYS TO GET FOX61 NEWS 

Download the FOX61 News APP 

iTunes: Click here to download 

Google Play: Click here to download 

Stream Live on ROKU: Add the channel from the ROKU store or by searching FOX61. 

Steam Live on FIRE TV: Search ‘FOX61’ and click ‘Get’ to download. 

FOLLOW US ON TWITTERFACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM