Fairfield, CT (July 19, 2019) – On July 17, at approximately 5:15 p.m., police and emergency crews responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Park Avenue.
According to police, 21-year-old Jarrod Marotto was traveling south down Park Avenue in his car when a branch fell from a nearby cottonwood tree that was struck by lightning.
As the branch fell down, it took wires from a nearby electric pole down with it. Responding crews had to have an electric crew cut the power to the wires before they were able to free Marotto from his vehicle.
After an hour, Marotto was freed and transported to St. Vincent's Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Jarrod Marotto at this time.
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