Bridgeport soup kitchen mourns volunteer killed in crash

Police say 39-year-old James Paules, of Shelton, was traveling southbound on Route 8 near Hawley Lane on Oct. 7 when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed over the median and hit another car.

Police say 39-year-old James Paules, of Shelton, was traveling southbound on Route 8 near Hawley Lane on Oct. 7 when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed over the median and hit another car. (10/13/16)

TRUMBULL - A soup kitchen in Bridgeport is remembering a volunteer who was killed in a car crash over the weekend.

Police say 39-year-old James Paules, of Shelton, was traveling southbound on Route 8 near Hawley Lane on Oct. 7 when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed over the median and hit another car.

Authorities still do not know why he lost control of his vehicle.

Paules was a volunteer at the Thomas Merton Center soup kitchen. The kitchen says it serves 85,000 meals a year to people in need.

The director of the program says Paules was once receiving meals from the kitchen. He then transitioned into a volunteer to give back to those who provided for him.

Paules funeral is scheduled to be held Friday. 

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