New Milford man killed in Route 7 crash in Brookfield

File photo. 

File photo. 

Tyler Sizemore / Hearst Connecticut Media file photo

BROOKFIELD — A New Milford man was killed Wednesday night in a one-car crash on Route 7, according to state police.

Caleb Anderson, 24, was driving a 2017 Kia Forte LX on Route 7 northbound when he crashed into the center median and struck the concrete support pillar for the Junction Road overpass around 9:30 p.m., state police said.

It was not immediately known what caused Anderson to crash, according to state police, who said Anderson was taken to Danbury Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

Anderson was charged with first-degree child pornography possession earlier this month after police said hundreds of inappropriate images and videos of children were found on his cellphone.

Anderson turned himself in Sept. 1, on a warrant Brookfield police obtained following a forensic analysis of Anderson’s iPhone 11 in July 2021.
The analysis was conducted “as a result of another investigation,” according to the warrant for Anderson’s arrest.

Maj. Peter Frengs with the Brookfield Police Department said that investigation had to do with “uncorroborated allegations” and that no further information on the case could be released.

Anderson’s attorney has not returned a request for comment.

Eight days after turning himself in to police, Anderson was arraigned at state Superior Court in Danbury, where he pleaded not guilty to the class B felony charge and was released after posting a $100,000 professional surety bond.

He had a pretrial hearing scheduled for Sept. 30, according to court records.

Anderson was not wearing a seatbelt when he crashed his car Tuesday night, according to the state police, who said “all the facts and circumstances surrounding this crash remain under investigation at this time.”

Due to the “thorough and intricate nature of fatal motor vehicle accident investigations,” state police said it may be several months before the investigation into the fatal crash is complete. 

Anyone with information about Tuesday night’s crash can contact State Trooper Daniel Cole at 203-267-2200 or

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