Police ID 2 Killed in Stamford Crash

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A 20-year-old driver and 20-year-old passenger are dead and another passenger injured after a crash on Hope Street in Stamford early Saturday morning.

Stamford police said they responded around 1:15 a.m. to Hope Street at Barnstable Lane for the crash. According to police, a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup, driven by 20-year-old Thomas Molgano, of Stamford, was going north on Hope Street when Molgano lost control and swerved into the southbound lane then hit a tree.

Molgano, a graduate of Stamford High School, was killed, police said.

A 20-year-old  passenger, Lucas Salem, 20, of Stamford, was a passenger in the car and later passed away at the hospital.

A statement from Trinity Catholic High School says Salem was a member of the class of 2014 and calling hours will be Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Leo P. Gallagher & Sons Funeral Home in Stamford. The mass will be held at St. Leo's Parish in Stamford on Friday at 11 a.m.

Calling hours for Malgano will be held Wednesday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory in Stamford.

The mass for Molgano will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church in Stamford.

A 20-year-old passenger was also treated for injuries and released from Stamford Hospital.

The Stamford Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Squad is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 203-977-4712.

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