New Milford crash sends dump truck into Housatonic River; 1 dead

A crash between a dump truck and a sedan sent the truck plunging into the Housatonic River, and killed the driver of the car Tuesday.
The incident happened near Kent and Cedar Hill roads on Route 7 around 9 a.m.
The driver of the sedan, 24-year-old Christina Walters of Kent, died at the scene and the truck driver was transported to Danbury Hospital, police say.
Police say the driver of the dump truck, 56-year-old Jeff Griener, was able to swim to shore on his own following the crash.