1 dead, 2 injured after car slams into tree on Merritt Pkwy.

TRUMBULL - One person was killed and two others were injured in a car accident this morning on the Merritt Parkway in Trumbull.

Officials say a car slammed into a tree at around 1:30 a.m. on the off-ramp of exit 50 on the southbound side.

State police say the passenger in the front seat, 24-year-old Niel Rocca, died on impact. The driver, 25-year-old Ivan McClure and the passenger in the back seat, 28-year-old David Edmonds, were rushed to the hospital.

McClure is listed in critical condition at St. Vincent's Hospital and Edmonds is in stable condition at Bridgeport Hospital.

Police say none of the drivers were wearing their seat belts. The cause of the crash is being investigated.

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