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Elderly Bethel Woman Killed In Head-On Crash Near School In Danbury

An elderly Bethel woman was killed in a head-on collision in Danbury.
An elderly Bethel woman was killed in a head-on collision in Danbury. Photo Credit: Google Maps

DANBURY, Conn. — An 85-year-old Bethel woman was killed in crash near a Danbury elementary school on Thursday afternoon, police said.

The crash near at 130 Shelter Rock Road, near Shelter Rock Elementary School, was reported at 12:42 p.m. Thursday, police said.

Frankie Macnear 44, of Brewster, N.Y., was speeding in his 2002 Honda Civic southeast on Shelter Rock Road and crossed the double yellow line, police said.

He struck a 2016 Subaru Impreza head-on that was was driven by Hannelore Hillebrand, 85, of Bethel, police said.

Both drivers were transported to Danbury Hospital, where Hillebrand died to her injuries, police said.

The collision is under investigation by the Danbury Police Department’s Traffic Division. Anyone who witnessed this collision or has information is asked to contact Sgt. Rory DeRocco or Officer Keith Leggiadro at 203-797-2157.

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