Plainville police ID woman who died after car went off cliff Sunday

Published on Monday, 12 August 2019 18:04


PLAINVILLE - A woman killed Sunday when the car she was driving went off a cliff, falling more than 200 feet to the ground, has been identified as a 35-year-old Southington resident.

Plainville police on Monday identified the woman as Denise Santana, the only person in the car.

Police, firefighters from Plainville and Southington and an ambulance were called on Sunday to the area of 102 Ledge Road, where it was reported that a guardrail had been damaged. First responders found that a vehicle had left the road and rolled down the steep embankment.

Santana, police said, was pronounced dead upon their arrival. According to the fire department, the accident occurred sometime in the early morning hours.

Neighbors reported hearing something around 4:30 a.m. 

Ledger Road was closed for hours while police investigated on Sunday. It has since reopened.

Police are still investigating and have asked that anyone with information contact Sgt. John Quilter at 860-747-1616 or .

Staff writer Erica Drzewiecki contributed to this article.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or .

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Monday, 12 August 2019 18:04. Updated: Monday, 12 August 2019 18:06.