A woman has died after car goes over a cliff in Plainville

Published on Sunday, 11 August 2019 20:23
Written by Erica Drzewiecki


PLAINVILLE – A woman has died after a car went off a cliff on Ledge Road in Plainville early Sunday.

Plainville Police Sgt. John Quilter told media, “The location of the car in the ditch is very rough, very steep. We’re trying to get in there right now. We’re gonna be here awhile.”

Police reported they have not identified the woman at this time.

Plainville Fire Chief Kevin Toner said a motor vehicle left the road at some point in the early morning hours and fell 200 to 250 feet off the edge of the cliff.

“We responded hoping that we were going to extricate a live victim. We got down there and found a female victim deceased,” he said. “You always hope you’re going to save a life. We will be here through the night until we get this car out.”

Toner thanked Southington crews for helping at the scene and Farmington fire for covering their headquarters.

“This is a team effort. My heart goes out to anyone in an accident like this,” Toner said. “I don’t know who she is, but I know someone is going to be missing her tonight.”

Ledge Road is closed about a mile from the scene at the intersection with Maria Road until the car is removed. Police are only allowing residents through at this time.

Erica Drzewiecki can be reached at 860-801-5097 or edrzewiecki@centralctcommunications.com.

Posted in New Britain Herald, , Plainville on Sunday, 11 August 2019 20:23. Updated: Sunday, 11 August 2019 21:46.