Police seek info from public on fatal Route 110 motor vehicle accident

The Shelton Police Department is investigating a fatal car accident on early Sunday morning on Route 110.

On April 12 at approximately 12:30 a.m., Shelton police, fire and EMS personnel were dispatched to Howe Avenue/Leavenworth Road (Route 110) near Housatonic Rise for a single car accident.

The sole occupant of the vehicle, 21-year-old Alexandre Grosso of Naugatuck, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Housatonic Rise is a newer, dead-end road off Route 110, slightly north of downtown Shelton. It is in the vicinity of the road that leads to Indian Well State Park.

Single-vehicle accident

The initial investigation by police revealed that Grosso was traveling north on Howe Avenue and stuck a tree and utility pole, according to a police press release. Grosso’s vehicle was the only vehicle involved in the accident.

Grosso was driving a blue-colored GMC Envoy that flipped over during the accident, said Shelton Police Det. Richard Bango.

According to an Echo Hose Fire posting on the emergency response, the incident involved “a vehicle rollover with an entrapment.”

Seeking information from the public

The Shelton Police Department’s Traffic Division Reconstruction Team is currently investigating this accident. No enforcement action has been taken at this time.

Any witnesses or persons with additional information may call the Shelton Police Traffic Division at 203-924-1544.

Bango said they are seeking people who can provide information on the accident.

“If anyone saw anything, whether at the scene or elsewhere, we’re hoping they will give us a call,” Bango said. “It remains under investigation.”