NAUGATUCK — A man who died in a car accident on Horton Hill just before noon Friday has been identified as Edward P. O’Donnell, Jr., 47, of Naugatuck.
O’Donnell was driving a 2000 Dodge Durango up Horton Hill when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a retaining wall. A passer-by used a fire extinguisher to put out a small fire in the engine of the car.
Firefighters arrived quickly and used the Jaws of Life tool to remove the hood and get O’Donnell out.
He was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The incident happened near Ion Bank and across from the Meadowland Estates condominium complex.