A heartbreaking scenario took place in Southington over the weekend and local police are calling for assistance from the public to find out what happened. According to a press release from the Southington Police Department, Southington Police received a report at 1:58 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021, of a single car accident in the 1244 Meriden Avenue area of town, which is right near Craft Kitchen. Officers responding found that a GMC Sierra pickup truck had been driving north on Meriden Avenue towards central Southington.
The operator of the GMC Sierra has been identified by Southington PD as James Dicaprio (DOB – 9-4-47). Dicaprio was found behind the wheel and he also had a 6 month old Doberman puppy in the vehicle. The police have investigated that the Sierra has left the road, driven over a lawn, hit a chain link fence and eventually crashed into a Lavorgna Oil Truck. Dicaprio was pronounced dead at a local hospital, and the Doberman puppy appeared unharmed, and was later admitted to Southington Animal Control.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Southington Police Officer Brian Lair at 245 at 860-261-0101 or email him at rlair @ southingtonpolice. org send.
Just terrible, I hope that Mr Dicaprio has relatives in the area who could and want to take care of the puppy. It’s sad to say, but I’ve been thinking about this worst case scenario in my own life. I want my little guy to go home to a relative’s house if possible.