One person dead following Saturday car accident

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One person has died following a car accident Saturday evening in the area of Buckingham Avenue. The condition of a second injured person is not known at this time, officials report.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, Milford firefighters responded to a reported two-car head on collision in the area of Buckingham Avenue and Old Field Lane, according to Battalion Chief Anthony Fabrizi. First arriving units found both drivers inside their vehicles, with one requiring extrication.

Fire personnel from Engine 1, Engine 6, Tower 1 and Medic 2 used the Jaws of Life hydraulic tool to free the drivers from the wreckage, while department paramedics provided advanced life support.

Both drivers were transported to Yale Trauma Center under the care of Fire Department Paramedics.

Milford Police are continuing their investigation into the cause of the accident.