Wilton Man, 66, Dies after Car Accident in Town Center

Raymond Kamaitis of Boulder Brook Road died. A passenger in the car, 55-year-old Leslie Cullen, was transported to Norwalk Hospital with "significant injuries," police said.

A Wilton man died following a single-car accident in Wilton Center on Jan. 8, police said (photo courtesy of the Wilton Police Department)
A Wilton man died following a single-car accident in Wilton Center on Jan. 8, police said (photo courtesy of the Wilton Police Department)
A 66-year-old Wilton man died late Wednesday following a single-car accident in Wilton Center, police say.

Raymond Kamaitis, of 39 Boulder Brook Road, was pronounced dead at Norwalk Hospital following the accident near Wilton Library at about 6:20 p.m., according to a press release from Wilton Police Capt. John Lynch.

“The vehicle driven by Mr. Kamaitis was traveling southbound on Old Ridgefield Road when it suddenly crossed into the northbound lane, drove onto the sidewalk and struck a tree on the east shoulder,” Lynch said in the release.

A passenger in the 2012 Nissan Rogue SUV, 55-year-old Leslie Cullen, also of 39 Boulder Brook Road, was in the passenger seat and was admitted to Norwalk Hospital Wednesday night with “significant injuries,” police said.

The area of the accident, 134 Old Ridgefield Road, was closed between Godfrey Place and Wilton Library “for several hours,” Lynch said, while police investigated.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

Both front airbags deployed in the SUV, police said.

Paramedics from the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded, as did the Wilton Fire Department, Lynch said.

Elyse January 10, 2014 at 02:10 PM
Very sad :( We don't know what the cause was until the authorities conclude the investigation. If the deceased had had a seizure, that could cause him to veer off course as well as hit the accelerator.
Cindy Wieting January 11, 2014 at 03:24 PM
The victim; and he has a name: Ray. He was one of the best people I know his heart was bigger then life. A wonderful husband, father and a friend to many. He always treated the people he loved with respect and love, he could not do enough. He was not being reckless in this accident I can tell you all of that for a fact. He will be missed by many, and when it finally sinks in that he is gone it will be devastating to all that knew him. We love him and will miss him so much.
eddie January 12, 2014 at 09:19 AM
Never easy sorry for your loss
Ajack February 05, 2014 at 08:21 AM
Time to not post folks.


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