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Naugatuck Man Killed in Norfolk Car Crash

The man, John Maida, was a plumbing instructor at Kaynor Technical High School in Waterbury.

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A 50-year-old Naugatuck man was killed Monday afternoon when his vehicle collided with a truck on Route 44 in Norfolk.

The man, John Maida, was pronounced dead on the scene. His passenger, Cynthia Corker-Cherry, of Naugatuck, was transported to the hospital. She was listed in stable condition on Tuesday, according to a report by the Register Citizen.

"Maida’s 2004 Cadillac Escalade crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a Cintas delivery box truck head-on," Register Citizen reporter Mercy A. Quaye writes, citing police.

The truck driver suffered minor injuries. And the accident remains under investigation.

Maida's Passing Leaves School Community Mourning

Maida was a plumbing instructor at Kaynor Technical High School in Waterbury. On Tuesday, David Telesca, the school principal, sent a message to the school community.

He writes:

"Yesterday our plumbing instructor, John Maida, was tragically killed in a car accident. Mr. Maida was a wonderful person as well as a great teacher, and he will be missed by staff and students."

"In order to assist students in dealing with this tragedy, our counselors will be on hand to talk to the plumbing students, as well as any student who needs our help. Please encourage your child to see our counselors, our Assistant Principals, me, or any adult they are comfortable with, if they would like to talk. The staff at Kaynor will continue to work together to assist your child in having a positive school experience."

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