Chicopee man killed in two-car crash on I-91 in Enfield

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ENFIELD, Conn. (WWLP) – A man from Chicopee was killed in a two-car crash on I-91 north in Enfield Friday morning.

According to Connecticut State Police, 60-year-old Fernando Lebron of Chicopee died due his injuries. The highway was closed at Exit 48 after a two-car crash. The accident report says both vehicles were traveling north in the right lane on I-91.

At around 12:42 a.m., a Hyundai Sonata driven by 24-year-old Dominic Grassetti of Feeding Hills was traveling directly behind a Toyota Scion driven by Fernando Lebron when Grassetti’s vehicle struck the back of it. Lebron’s vehicle came to a stop across the right and center lanes. Grassetti’s vehicle came to a stop on the paved median.

Dominic Grassetti (Courtesy: Connecticut State Police)

State Police say Grassetti admitted to drinking one beverage containing alcoholic before the crash. His eyes were reportedly glassy and smelled of alcohol during the investigation. Grassetti reported no injuries and failed a field sobriety test.

He was arrested and charged with DUI and is being held on a $150,000 cash/surety bond, additional charges are pending while the accident is being investigated by Connecticut State Police. Grassetti told police the car in front of him applied their brakes, and he collided with the rear-end of the car.

If your vehicle is equipped with a dashcam, and you were driving through the area at the time, contact TFC Wilson at john.wilson@ct.gov.

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