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Town of Orange Fire Marshal killed in Woodbridge crash

WOODBRIDGE — The Woodbridge Police Department has identified the victim in Sunday’s fatal crash. Police say the crash happened just before 5 p.m. on...
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WOODBRIDGE — The Woodbridge Police Department has identified the victim in Sunday’s fatal crash.

Police say the crash happened just before 5 p.m. on Litchfield Turnpike (Route 69), south of Downs Road.

The crash only involved one car, and police said it drove off the highway and struck a tree.

Police have identified the victim as the Town of Orange Fire Marshal, 56-year-old Timothy Smith. Smith resided in Prospect.

“The Orange Volunteer Fire Department and Orange Town employees are mourning the untimely passing of Tim Smith, our fire marshal,” said Fire Chief Vaughan Dumas.

Police said the crash is still being investigated with the help of the Connecticut State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit.

Smith had been an Orange town employee in 1986 and then the fire marshal in 1989. He was also a fire service instructor for the Valley Regional Fire School and received an award from the International Association of Arson Investigators in 2015 in connection with an arson investigation.