22-year-old firefighter dies in car crash

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STRATFORD -

Firefighters are mourning the loss of one of their own this weekend.

Firefighter Austin Buoni was killed in a car accident in Fairfield early Saturday morning.

The crash happened at the intersection of Kings Highway East and Chestnut Street.

Police say Buoni lost control of the vehicle, which caused the car to slide into a utility pole.

The 22-year-old was a Stratford resident and member of the Nichols Volunteer Fire Department in Trumbull.

He was previously a member of the Shelton Volunteer Fire Company 4 Pine Rock Park.

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