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Man Dies After Crashing Into New London, CT, Self-Storage Facility

A 50-year-old man died on Friday afternoon after suffering medical issues that caused him to crash his car into New London Self-Storage in New London, Conn. The unidentified man first hit the building at 960 Bank St. and then slammed into a metal sign pole.

Witnesses pulled the driver from the car and performed CPR before first responders arrived just after 2:30 p.m., said New London Fire Battalion Chief Roger Tompkins. The man was the only person in the vehicle, according to investigators. He was taken to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, said New London Police Capt. Brian Wright. The accident is still under investigation.

Police closed part of Bank Street and rerouted drivers until 5:30 p.m. while they investigated the crash.

The newly opened storage facility offers drive-up and temperature-controlled units. Security features include keypad entry, perimeter fencing and video cameras.

Sources:
The Day, Man Dies After Apparent Medical Issue Lands Car in Sign on Bank Street
New London Self Storage, Website

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