Southington police ID man killed in crash

Published on Wednesday, 31 August 2022 13:43


SOUTHINGTON – A pedestrian killed in a car crash in Southington on Monday has been identified. 

Police on Wednesday identified the victim as Austin Kowaleski, a resident of Laning Street. He was 38 years old.

Police also said the crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information has been asked to contact Officer Hannah Turci at 860-378-1600, ext. 2457, or

According to police, Kowaleski was killed during a crash reported Monday around 8 p.m. in the area of Queen and Laning streets.

Police believe the motorist who was involved, driving a sedan south through the Queen Street and Interstate 84 intersection, struck Kowaleski as he was crossing Queen Street, from Laning Street. Police said the 38-year-old was struck by the passenger side, front end of the vehicle before being projected forward and into the northbound lane of Queen Street. 

Kowaleski was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, where he died. 

No other injuries were reported.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809

Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington Herald on Wednesday, 31 August 2022 13:43. Updated: Wednesday, 31 August 2022 13:45.