FAIRFIELD — A Sunday crash on Lopes Road at the intersection with Canyon Hills Drive took the life of Ronald Brackett, 31, of Fairfield, according to the Fairfield Police Department.
Brackett was driving a Mazda sedan and at about 5:15 p.m. attempted to make a left turn from Canyon Hills Drive onto northbound Lopes Road. Meanwhile, a black Toyota Tundra pickup and a blue Infiniti coupe were traveling south on Lopes Road. The Tundra drove around the Mazda, but the Infiniti struck the Mazda’s driver side, according to police.
Police Sgt. Matt Bloesch said that police on Tuesday were trying to determine if the drivers of the Infiniti and Toyota Tundra had been engaged in a street race or involved in an act of road rage. Witnesses said the vehicles appeared to be racing.
Police are not releasing the estimated speeds of the Infiniti and the Tundra because of the investigation, Bloesch said.
Brackett was declared dead at the scene. The driver of the Infiniti was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Bloesch on Tuesday said the 45-year-old is conscious and cooperating with police.
Police on Tuesday were still seeking the driver of the Toyota Tundra, who they said did not stop at the accident scene.
Anyone with information on the incident can call the Fairfield Police traffic unit at 428-7300, the 24-hour tip line at 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at 644-7867. Callers may remain anonymous.
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