Crash kills Torrington man, leaves Winsted man hospitalized
TORRINGTON — A head-on crash left a Torrington man dead and a Winsted man in critical condition Monday night, Jan. 13, on Torrington-Winsted Road.Shortly after 9 p.m., police were called to the area in front of Southworth’s Wayside Furniture, at 3261 Winsted Road, Torrington, where a 911 caller had reported a two-car, head-on collision between a Saturn station wagon and a Ford Ranger pickup truck.Torrington police said Brian Minogue, 29, of Torrington, the driver of the station wagon, was pronounced dead at the scene. Franc Guerette, 57, of 98 Gillette St., Winsted, was flown by LifeStar helicopter to the Hartford Hospital Trauma Unit, where he remained in critical condition. Torrington police and firefighters responded to the scene, along with Burrville firefighters and Campion Ambulance personnel. Both Minogue and Guerette had to be extricated from their vehicles. Members of the Torrington Police Department’s accident investigation team were called in to investigate the crash scene.