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Crash Kills 87 Year Old in Bristol

Bristol Police

On Friday 9:39 am, a multi car crash was reported on Jerome Avenue at Maple Street.

Emergency personnel responded and found one occupant of one of the involved vehicles unresponsive.

CPR was performed on the scene and the occupant was transported by ambulance to Bristol Hospital where the occupant died.

A preliminary investigation found that Mary Deraleau, age 72 of Winsted, was traveling south on Jerome Avenue in a 2009 Toyota Corolla. Arthur Deraleau, age 87 of Winsted was in the front passenger seat.

M. Deraleua approached the intersection with Maple Avenue and crashed into the rear of a 2010 Jaguar XF being operated by Shakeya King, age 30 of Bristol. King had been stopped for a traffic light at the intersection.

The impact caused a chain reaction involving two other vehicles that were stopped in front of King. A 2016 Honda CRV, operated by Sandra Krajick age 59 of Unionville and a 2017 Toyota
RAV 4 operated by Toshita Kumar, age 36 of Unionville.

M. Deraleau was transported to St. Francis Hospital for evaluation. A. Deraleau was unresponsive and transported to Bristol Hospital, where he later died. King reported minor injuries on the scene but was not transported. Krajick and Kumar did not report any injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by the departments Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team. Anyone with information related to this crash is asked to contact Officer O’Connor at 860-584- 3032.

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