Stalin Gualan Japa, 25, Danbury, died in a head-on car accident on Tuesday. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said that Japa's death was ruled an accident, caused by multiple blunt traumas. There is nothing in the report that states he was intoxicated, however, toxicology reports may not all be back.
Tuesday, April 24, 1:40 pm: The driver of a gold toned Ford van is dead after crashing head-on into a parked dark blue Kenworth truck on Route 6 between McNeil and Old Hawleyville Road in Bethel.
Chief Jeffery Finch of the Bethel Police Department said that at this time it is not clear what had happened to cause the driver to cross over the line and drive full speed into truck.
The driver of the WMJ Services of Newtown truck has only just left the truck to go across the street for a cup of coffee. In that short time, the van driver either lost control of the van, fell asleep at the wheel, or suffered some other unknown cause that resulted in the fatal accident.
Photos show the extent of the crash, but no determining angles will be shown until police have contacted next of kin and release the victim’s name.