Published DateBRISTOL — Police Chief Michael Lewis said yesterday that he does not anticipate filing charges in connection with the head-on collision on Route 104 that took the life of a Danbury woman late on Wednesday afternoon.
Susan Fullerton, 55, died when the Ford sedan she was driving eastbound near the Homestead Restaurant was struck by an oncoming Chevrolet sport utility vehicle driven by Michael Lemieux, 18, of Bristol. Fullerton was alone at the time. Lemieux escaped without serious injury.
Lewis said that the road was clear of debris at the time of the accident. Although autopsies of both vehicles are not complete, he said that neither was found to have a defect sufficient to have contributed to the collision. Nor, Lewis said, was there any evidence that either driver was impaired or traveling at an excessive speed.
Lewis said that the collision occurred at about 3:45 p.m. when westbound motorists face the glare of the late afternoon sun and suggested Lemieux may have been blinded. He said that that accident reconstruction team video taped the scene during the time frame of the accident the next day to capture the conditions in which it took place.