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North Stonington man identified as crash victim


NORTH STONINGTON — A local man has been identified as the victim of a one-car crash on Route 2 Tuesday afternoon.

Connecticut State Police said David Gumula, 35, of 29 Pond Drive, was the driver of a 2005 Nissan Sentra traveling east on Route 2 near the intersection of Main Street when he attempted to pass a 2001 Ford Escape, traveling in the same direction.

According to a police report on the crash, as Gumula attempted to pass the vehicle, the right rear of his car struck the left front end of the other vehicle causing him to lose control. State police said his car veered to the right and rolled onto the driver side as it slid off the road and into the woods where it ended up wedged between two trees.

The crash was reported at about 1:30 p.m. The driver was trapped in the heavily damaged car, requiring extensive extrication procedures by first responders including firefighters from North Stonington and Old Mystic.

Although Lifestar was initially called for a transport to a trauma hospital, the air ambulance was canceled when Gumula was pronounced dead at the scene. Police could not determine if he had been wearing a seatbelt.

The driver and passenger in the other car were not injured in the accident.

Route 2 was closed for several hours during the incident. Emergency personnel remained on the scene for several hours after the accident.

State police said the case remains under investigation.

— A.J. Algier, Sun Staff Writer



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