Thaddeus L. Singleton III, 33, was pronounced dead on the scene after he struck a pole, became airborne, and slammed into the male locker room portion of the club. A female passenger was taken to the hospital with undetermined injuries and no one was inside the club at the time of the accident.
A man was killed after slamming his car into the front of The Country Club of Farmington (Conn.) at 3:30 a.m. on June 30, the New Haven (Conn.) WTNH-TV News 8 reported.
Police said a Nissan Maxima was traveling north near the intersection of Farmington Avenue and Waterville Road when it struck a poll and became airborne. The car traveled about 100 feet before slamming into the club, WTNH-TV reported.
Police estimate the car was five feet off the ground when it crashed into the male locker room portion of the club, WTNH-TV reported.
The male driver, Thaddeus L. Singleton III, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene. The female passenger was taken to Hartford Hospital with undetermined injuries. No one was in the country club during the accident, WTNH-TV reported.
“This road has a lot of accidents, a lot of traffic. It is the only way into the valley. Not a surprise to me,” said resident Norman Ballert.
The impact severed a gas and water line, police said. The building was then filled with gas so officers had to wait for the gas company to turn it off. The accident is still under investigation, WTNH-TV reported.