Both drivers tell police they had green light

Cary Ashby • Feb 16, 2014 at 10:52 PM

The drivers of a two-vehicle crash both say they had a green light.

The Norwalk Police Department is continuing to investigate the two-vehicle crash Tuesday night at the intersection of Whittlesey Avenue and Washington Street.

"There is a possibility someone could get cited out of this one," Capt. Mike Conney said. "The investigation is ongoing and we would love if any witnesses who were at the accident would come forward."

No citation initially was issued in the collision between the vehicles driven by Sakeem K. Mathews, 22, of 18 1/2 State St., Apt. B, and Keyan J. Leroux, 17, of 62 W. Washington St. The crash happened at 9:29 p.m. at the intersection of Whittlesey Avenue and Washington Street.

Each person said "the traffic light was green for their direction of travel," Officer Michael Biller wrote in his report.

Before the collision, Mathews was southbound on Whittlesey while Leroux was westbound on Washington. Leroux, who didn't have any passengers, said he saw two male subjects in the other vehicle. He declined further comment.

Norwalk firefighters, who were advised of possible injuries, assessed three patients and assisted North Central EMS. The crew helped clean up the crash site and returned to station 41 minutes after arriving.

Mathews' passenger, Ian Newton, 24, of 46 Milan Ave., reported having possible injuries, but wasn't transported, Conney said.

White's Automotive Service towed the 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Mathews from the scene with disabling damage to the front and driver's side front panel. A wrecker also towed away the 2003 Hyuandai Elantra driven by Leroux with disabling damage to the entire front.

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