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Stratford Man Dies in Huntington Road Crash

Police say 32-year-old Kevin Oakley has died after crashing into a parked car Friday night.

A 32-year-old Stratford man has died from injuries sustained in a car accident on Huntington Road Friday night.

Kevin Oakley crashed into an unoccupied parked car at about 9 p.m. Friday and was transported to Bridgeport Hospital where he later succumbed to injuries sustained in the collision, according to police.

While the crash is still under investigation, police said preliminary findings support that "the vehicle was traveling northbound on Huntington Road [in the area near Sharon Road] and veered left crossing the double yellow lines crashing into a parked and unoccupied vehicle in the southbound lane."

Oakley was the sole occupant of the vehicle, police said.

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Our original report follows.

At least one person suffered serious injuries and had to be extricated from a vehicle that was involved in a crash on Huntington Road Friday night, according to the Stratford Fire Department and radio transmissions.

The call for a motor vehicle accident in the area of 957 Huntington Road came in at about 9 p.m. Friday, according to a post on the Stratford Fire Department's Facebook page.

The person who called the department said a car was smoking and a person was trapped inside, according to the post.

According to radio transmissions, the car struck a parked car on Huntington Road, and along with the extricated patient, another person was transported to the hospital.

Stratford Patch will provide updates to this story as they are made available.

Lynda McCormack March 10, 2013 at 03:46 AM
The Stratford Fire & Police depts worked so hard last night at the scene. I just want to say Thank you for doing all that you possibly could. I'm sorry to hear that the driver did not survive the accident. We were so touched tonight to see a fire truck come to pay their respects at the scene 24 hrs later. Keeping our 1st responders, the driver, & his family in our prayers
Nick Iwasczyszyn March 10, 2013 at 04:24 AM
Always such a good-hearted person Kevin..Though you are no longer of flesh & blood, your soul lives on..I know you're right there w/ your family. 1love dude
Ray D. Beach March 10, 2013 at 11:38 AM
Lets not forget to thank The Stratford EMS also!
Phil mckrakin March 10, 2013 at 03:15 PM
Kids pay attention. DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE!!!!!!!!!! This could have been much worse!
Carol Spigarolo Temelsiz March 10, 2013 at 04:46 PM
Phil, Where did the confirmation come from that Kevin was texting?
Carol Spigarolo Temelsiz March 10, 2013 at 04:49 PM
Thank you to all of the responders who worked to help Kevin. I have so many great memories of Kevin - rest in peace my friend. Love and hugs to Kevin's family.
Lynda McCormack March 12, 2013 at 01:44 AM
Ray, I was including EMS in 1st responders... They did a great job in difficult situation. I agree that my posting may not have looked that way, that was not my intent. Thank you for helping me clear that up.
Jennifer DelMonico March 12, 2013 at 04:51 PM
There has been no information released regarding the cause of the accident. Kevin is one of the most WONDERFUL people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing as well as his family. This is truly heartbreaking for his family and those who knew him. It is hard enough for them to deal with his passing, accusation against him does not help. Think of them and have a heart. Thank you to those responders that worked to help him. I am deeply saddened by his loss. I will miss you dearly, Kev. Until we meet again!! R.I.P

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