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Stonington police identify man killed in Wednesday crash

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Stonington — Police have identified the man killed in a head-on crash Wednesday morning on Pequot Trail as William T. Cordner, 58, of 24 Whitehall Pond in Mystic. 

The 7:32 a.m. crash occurred in the area of 1190 Pequot Trail, near the intersection of Back Acres Way, where police say one of the involved vehicles appears to have crossed into the path of the other vehicle.

Cordner, who was driving a BMW sedan, was taken by Groton Ambulance to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London and then flown by Life Star helicopter to Hartford Hospital, where he died.

Police identified the driver of the other vehicle, a Jeep Cherokee, as Erin G. Higgins, 36, of 9 Deer Ridge Road in Mystic. She was transported by Mystic Ambulance to Westerly Hospital for treatment. 

Police did not release any other details about the crash on Thursday. The regional accident reconstruction team is investigating the cause of the crash. Such investigations often take months to complete.


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