90-year-old Darien man killed in crash
Updated 11:40 am, Tuesday, October 17, 2017
A 90-year-old Darien man was killed Sunday evening in a motor-vehicle accident on South Colony Road in Wallingford when his Audi collided with a Nissan.
The operator of the 2016 Audi, Edward Carabillo, 90, of Raymond Street in Darien, was fatally injured as a result of this crash.
The front seat passenger in the Audi, Natalie Einson, age 82, was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital where she is being evaluated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The operator of the Nissan, Ronald Bonito, age 69, of Wallingford, suffered only minor injuries and was not transported from the scene.
Lt. Anthony DeMaio said investigation, which is ongoing, showed that the Audi A3 Convertible operated by Carabillo was traveling westbound on Northfield Road just prior to the collision.
The 2012 Nissan Titan, operated by Bonito, was traveling northbound on South Colony Road (Route 5) in the right most travel lane. Carabillo attempted to negotiate a left hand turn from Northfield Road, intending to travel south bound on South Colony Road.
The collision occurred as Carabillo’s Audi entered the intersection and encountered the northbound Nissan Titan.
Vehicular traffic was affected and this section of the roadway was closed for more than three hours to allow the Wallingford Police Department Traffic Division to reconstruct the collision.
He is survived by a large family in Wallingford and outside the state, according to an obituary of his wife of 50 years, Nancy Carabillo, who died from an illness in 2001.
Carabillo was born and raised in Connecticut, according to LexisNexis records. An Edward Carbillo from Darien was named as the last surviving brother of a Hartford family with four sons in an obituary of brother Dominick Carabillo, 94, of Windsor locks.
Edward Carabillo lived on Raymond Street in Darien. He also owned a house in Westerly. R.I. a block away from Misquamicut State Beach.
This investigation is continuing and any witnesses who may have seen this collision are encouraged to call Officer Anthony Baur at (203) 294-2817.