HARTFORD COUNTY, CT. (THECOUNT) — Lucas James Vernale, of Berlin, Connecticut, has been identified as the victim in a Saturday morning fatal vehicle crash in Hartford County.

Vernale, 24, was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Hartford early Saturday morning.


According to reports, Vernale was operating a Ford Fusion on Capitol Avenue near Laurel Street in Hartford, when the vehicle came into contact with a Nissan Rogue around 2:40 a.m. Saturday.

The Rogue driver suffered minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene.

Vernale was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with possible information regarding the case can call the HPD Tip Line at 860-722-TIPS (8477).


Geo quick facts: Hartford County is a county located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. According to the 2010 census, the population was 894,014, making it the second-most populous county in Connecticut. In 2019, its population declined to an estimated 891,720 – Wikipedia.