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Stamford Police Identify Two 20-Year-Old Men Killed In Weekend Crash

Flowers mark the site where a truck slammed into a tree on Hope Street early Saturday claiming the lives of two young men, Stamford Police said. A third man was treated and released from hospital.
Flowers mark the site where a truck slammed into a tree on Hope Street early Saturday claiming the lives of two young men, Stamford Police said. A third man was treated and released from hospital. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford Police have identified the two Stamford men who were killed in an early morning accident on Hope Street on Saturday.

The driver, Thomas Molgano, 20, of 95 Columbus Place, and his front seat passenger, Lucas Salem, 20, of Edward Place, both died in the accident.

A 20-year-old passenger who was in the rear seat was treated for his injuries and released from Stamford Hospital, police said.

The crash occurred just after 1 a.m. Saturday when a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck was traveling northbound on Hope Street at a high rate of speed, police said. As the truck approached Hartford Avenue, the driver began to lose control and crossed into the southbound lane before skidding into a tree off the west side of the road at Barnstable Lane, police said.

The Stamford Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Squad are investigating the fatal crash.

Molgano died at the scene while Salem died later in Stamford Hospital, police said.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call Stamford Police at 203-977-4712

The investigation is being conducted by Officer Jeffrey Booth and Sgt. Andrew Gallagher.

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