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North Haven Police: Hamden Man Killed in Single-Car Accident

The 43-year-old drive was killed shortly after midnight Friday when his vehicle struck a tree while traveling along Skiff Street in North Haven.

The fatal car crash is being investigated by members of the South Central Regional Traffic Unit. Credit: Patch file photo
The fatal car crash is being investigated by members of the South Central Regional Traffic Unit. Credit: Patch file photo
Police are investigating what led to a fatal one-car accident on Skiff Street in North Haven early Friday morning.

According to North Haven Police Lt. Kevin Glenn, at about 12:28 a.m. Friday the North Haven Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call reporting a vehicle was involved in a crash of Skiff Street.

"Upon the arrival of North Haven Police and fire personnel, it was learned that a single vehicle had struck a tree and the operator was deceased," Glenn stated in a press release.

The operator has been identified as 43-year-old Hamden resident Jason Pagni.

The incident is being investigated by members of the South Central Regional Traffic Unit. The unit is made up of officers from North Haven, as well as the East Haven and North Branford police departments.

Glenn added that any witnesses to the incident are being asked to contact Officer Rienzo or Officer Spose at 203-239-5321.
Leshea Schaivone January 31, 2014 at 04:17 PM
My heart is just broken for the family
J BRIA January 31, 2014 at 07:14 PM
Jason was a great person and had a passion for coaching hockey. He related with and touched all the people he coached and will forever be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. JR
Lisa Zock February 01, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Jason was a warm, caring person and an incredibly amazing coach. Our hearts go out to his family. Joe, Lisa and Anton
Dan February 01, 2014 at 11:18 AM
Deepest sympathy to Jason's family & friends

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