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Route 7 to reopen after fatal crash

Route 7 in North Canaan and Falls Village is expected to open at around 4:30 p.m. today, Monday Aug. 19. The road has been closed since a fatal one-car accident at the intersection of Route 7 and Sand Road on Sunday night, Aug. 18, at about 10:30 p.m.

The road has been closed to allow the power company to repair electric wires that were damaged when a 2011 GMC Sierra driven by Matthew Holderman, 46, of North Canaan hit the power lines. A full account of the crash will appear in the Aug. 22 Lakeville Journal. Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Holderman family.