Shelton and neighboring communities are mourning the loss of a firefighter who was killed in a car crash early Saturday morning.
According to Police, 22-year-old Austin Buoni, who volunteered with the Shelton and Trumbull fire departments, was driving a Nissan Altima when he lost control of the vehicle and hit a utility pole on a Fairfield road early Saturday morning.
Buoni, was a resident of Stratford, worked for Panera Bread and attended Housatonic Community College. He was a 2014 graduate of the Valley Fire Chiefs Regional Training School.
“He was an excellent student, and just a great kid outside of the classroom. His passing will be felt by many,” the Valley Fire Chiefs Regional Training School posted to Facebook.
Fairfield police say the crash is still under investigation.