Investigation into Montville councilor's crash remains ongoing

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Montville — A one-vehicle crash last week involving Town Council Chairman Tom McNally remains under investigation by state police, Resident State Trooper Sgt. Mark Juhola said Tuesday night.

A report by the Norwich Bulletin on Tuesday cited an unnamed state police spokesman indicating the case was closed, which Juhola characterized as "bizarre" because "the case is still active."

After attending a comedy show at the Montville Polish Club on Thursday night, McNally swerved his Dodge Ram into a stone wall and crashed into a tree off Moxley Road. On Friday, McNally said in an interview that he "swerved to miss a deer and spun around," describing it as "a slight accident" that wasn't newsworthy.

McNally did not respond to multiple voicemails on Tuesday.

According to McNally and police, McNally did not receive a ticket and was not injured in the crash, which heavily damaged his truck's front end.

One witness said he saw McNally's truck speeding well above the posted 25 mph speed limit before the crash. Two witnesses who went to the scene said police did not initiate questions about what they saw or heard.

"The entire incident is still under inquiry," Juhola said.

b.kail@theday.com

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