Police: Driver who drove oil truck into Shelton house has died

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SHELTON — The driver of an oil delivery truck who drove his vehicle into a home on Sheehy Lane May 4 has died, officials said.

Shelton Police Lt. Robert Kozlowsky confirmed the driver’s death but did not identify the driver, saying the incident remains under investigation.

Deputy Fire Chief Paul Wilson said firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle hitting the home about 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4. Those responding found an oil delivery truck was found in “extremely close proximity to the front of the home,” according to Wilson.

“The operator was still inside the truck and was unresponsive,” said Wilson, adding, at the time, that he was transported to a local hospital in serious condition.

Firefighters secured the truck and checked for any fluid, and no additional hazards were found to the house or truck, Wilson said, adding that the home is habitable and sustained minor cosmetic damage.

Shelton police and State Police truck squad are conducting the investigation.