Ridgefield Resident Is Fatally Injured in Friday's Motor Vehicle Accident on Rt. 7 in Redding

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Michelina Abbate, 69, who died early Saturday from injuries sustained in the accident near the Country Diner in Redding on Route 7. Redding Police Chief Douglas Fuchs stated that the accident, currently under investigation, was a three- car motor vehicle crash on Route 7 which occurred Friday, Aug. 17, at about 3:35 p.m. Initial reports indicate that Ms. Abbate, who was travelling southbound on Route 7, was struck head-on by a northbound vehicle, which had crossed into the southbound lane.

Georgetown and Ridgefield Fire Departments responded and transported all patients to Danbury Hospital.