Clinton Property Owner Dies in I-91 Overpass Crash

Hartford Hospital representatives said Wednesday that 46-year-old Richard Mazzella succumbed to injuries sustained when his car fell 25 feet onto I-91.


Richard Mazzella, the driver of the Jeep that fell 25 feet off of Windsor's Bloomfield Avenue highway overpass, has died, a Hartford Hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday morning.

The 46-year-old man owns 25 Riverside Drive, #C2, a condo, in Clinton and is listed as also residing at that property, was transported to the hospital by Windsor Volunteer Ambulance Tuesday morning. His SUV apparently plowed through the concrete wall of a highway overpass and crashed, overturned and caught fire. 

Mazzella may have also resided in Madison, but that is unconfirmed.

According to Windsor Police Capt. Tom LePore, the crash is currently under investigation, and the local department is working with a regional accident-reconstruction team to figure out what happened before Mazzella's Jeep left the overpass.

LePore said officials are able to tell that Mazzella exited I-91 from the northbound HOV lane, but his vehicle did not stop as it approached the Bloomfield Avenue intersection.

Police are seeking the help of anyone with information regarding what happened before Mazzella's vehicle left the highway and hit the wall. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Windsor Police Department by calling 860-688-5273.

Editor's note: A Richard G. Mazzella, 70, also owns property in Clinton (John Street and West Main) and should not be confused with the 46-year old Richard Mazella in this article.

VIN CIMINO March 27, 2013 at 05:04 PM
Does Patch know if the two Mazzellas mentioned are related? Recently, new signs advertising massage have appeared at the corner of West Main Street and John Street. A year ago, after the arrest of the owner of Jade massage, Patch reported: "It does appear that Jade has moved to a new location at the corner of West Main Street and John Street at the entrance to the train station. There is a sign in front of the white building facing East Main." Does Patch have any information concerning any possible connection between any massage business and either Mazzella?
Fay Abrahamsson March 27, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Vincent - According to the wife of the older Mr. Mazzella, who owns the John St. and West Main Street buildings, the two are not related. Right now, there appears to be no connection between either Mazzella and the new massage business on Old Post Road.
VIN CIMINO March 28, 2013 at 03:14 PM
Thank you. I had heard differently and wanted to verify.


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