2/13/2024 - Updated Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident:



Date: 02/13/2024
Re: Updated Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident
Issued by: Sergeant Dan Skoumbros

Darien, CT- As originally reported at approximately 12:00am on February 9, 2024, the Darien Police Department received a report that a vehicle traveling eastbound on Tokeneke Rd (Rt.136), crossed into the westbound lane, left the roadway near the Rowayton Town line, and then plummeted into the Five Mile River. Numerous Darien officers quickly responded to the location and found the vehicle almost fully submerged in the near freezing water.
Darien Police officers pulled a 21-year-old female victim from the river who was floating face down in the outgoing current. The officers, along with Darien EMS and Darien Fire Department immediately initiated lifesaving resuscitation efforts. The female victim is in stable condition and still recovering at a local hospital.

Members of the Darien Fire Department, equipped with cold water gear, entered the water and began searching for additional victims. Fire Department personnel recovered a second victim from the submerged vehicle, identified as 21-year-old Youssoupha Diagne of Bridgeport, who was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The two Darien Officers who entered Five Mile River are still recovering with non-life threatening injuries.
This incident remains under active investigation and no further information is being released at this time.