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1 Dead in Manchester Collision

Auto Accident

One man is dead following a a tragic accident in Manchester, Connecticut.

Overview of the Accident

An early morning car accident in Manchester left 73-year-old Solomon Reid dead Friday. Preliminary reports indicate a Volkswagen Passat slammed into the back of his Nissan Murano.

The accident occurred at the intersection of the Tolland Turnpike and Oakland Street. Reid was transported to St. Francis Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver was the Passat was Epifanio Garcia who suffered minor injuries.

Police stated that the accident is under investigation. There is no information regarding charges against Garcia.

Car Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS):

  • There were 29,989 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2014 in which 32,675 deaths occurred.
  • This resulted in 10.2 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.08 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.
  • The fatality rate per 100,000 people ranged from 3.5 in the District of Columbia to 25.7 in Wyoming.
  • The death rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled ranged from 0.57 in Massachusetts to 1.65 in South Carolina.


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