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Eversource Energy employee Emily Piasecki killed in a car vs pedestrian accident in the Town of Killingly

This the facts and circumstances of this incident remain under investigation and no enforcement action has been taken at this time.

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33 year-old Emily Piasecki from Colchester has been identified as the pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle in the Town of Killingly early this morning, according to State Police.

Shortly before 2:30 a.m. this morning, 48 year-old Edward Chase from Woodstock was traveling Westbound in the area of 1530 Hartford Pike in the Town of Killingly, approximately one-tenth of a mile prior to Pond Street. Chase struck Piasecki, who was in the roadway, even though he attempted to swerve to avoid her.

Piasecki sustained fatal injuries. Chase was not injured. This accident remains under investigation and no enforcement action has been taken at this time.

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Eversource Energy has released the following statement to FOX3 regarding the death of their employee, 33 year-old Emily Piasecki who was involved in a car vs pedestrian accident in the Town of Killingly, early Tuesday morning.

The statement is as follows: “The tragic news of the incident involving Emily Piasecki has shocked our Eversource family. Her colleagues are grief stricken and we’re providing them with support services to help them through this difficult time. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Emily’s family and friends.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Troop D at 860-779-4900.

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Police describe the weather conditions at the time of the accident to be clear and the roadway was dry.

Route 101 (Hartford Pike) remains closed for investigation in the area of Pine Knolls Drive and Pond Road. East bound traffic is being diverted at Bailey Hill Road.

The Connecticut Accident Reconstruction Team is on scene to assist with the investigation.

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Lockdowns in the area of Chandler have been lifted, subjects detained

5 Chandler schools on lockdown after report of armed man

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Chandler Police have subjects detained. Lockdowns in the area have been lifted. There are no threats to the public.

Police were working on an active police incident near the area of Arizona Ave & Chandler Bl.

There are numerous police units in the area; please use caution & stay out of the area.

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Statement from Chandler High School and Galveston to Families:

Out of an abundance of caution, Chandler Police have put CHS and Galveston on modified lockdowns due to a police investigation in the area. All students are safe. This matter does not involve our schools. We will communicate again once police have advised us to lift the lockdowns. Please do not come to the school. Teaching and learning do continue. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

This is an isolated incident, and there is no threat to the public.

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