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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.


EMR January 09, 2014 at 12:29 PM
how fast was he going? that's a 25 mph area....
Wilton Resident January 09, 2014 at 02:42 PM
I thought the same thing.... That's extensive damage for 25mph!
Corinne Lee January 09, 2014 at 06:32 PM
Perhaps, if one stops to immediately look to blame, particularly in the deceased victim, there may be some room for opportunity to consider a pre-existing condition or a spontaneous organ dysfunction. Appalling that a Wilton resident would look to blame another deceased fellow Wilton resident for potential wrong-doing!!! Where is the empathy, sympathy, and genuine human factor?. Um... check, check.
Wilton Resident January 09, 2014 at 06:55 PM
@Corinne Lee: I'm sorry you felt we were blaming the victim - I was merely stating that it seems difficult to damage a vehicle that extensively in an area where you would be challenged to reach 30mph - there must have been some extenuating circumstances. I was in no way blaming the victim. I have since learned what ultimately caused this accident - which explains the speed. My heart goes out to the driver's family as well as the passenger.
eddie January 09, 2014 at 10:52 PM
Very sad
Mammina Fortunata January 10, 2014 at 10:26 AM
Even in the case of spontaneous and sudden organ failure, it is easy to assume that the accident occurred at or maybe even below the speed at which the vehicle was traveling before an attack. The Nissan Rogue is not known for its rapid acceleration. I tend to agree with all those who post it is sad, but also agree with those who believe his speed was excessive. I often walk in Wilton Center and do not always feel safe on the sidewalk. Despite the traffic, excessive speed is an issue to pedestrians in that area. My heart goes out to the passenger. And I am thankful that the weather was cold enough to prevent the death of pedestrians.
Alethiologist January 10, 2014 at 11:55 AM
very sad indeed. No chance for his family to say goodbye
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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