ESSEX— The front entrance to the former Aggie’s Restaurant at 107 Main St. in the Ivoryton section was shattered when a car crashed in to the building Monday evening. State Police report a Chevrolet Malibu operated by Richard LaFountain, 31, of Wallingford was westbound on Main Street around 7:45 p.m. Monday when LaFountain failed to negotiate a small curve in the road and crashed in to the lower level entrance to the building.
A passenger and the owner of the vehicle, Lila Harvey, 29, of Portland, was transported to the Shoreline Clinic for treatment of minor injuries. Police issued LaFountain a ticket for traveling too fast for conditions.
The breakfast and lunch restaurant at the lower level of 107 Main St. was owned and operated for several years by local resident Agnes Waterman. The restaurant closed in June when the property was sold to new owners. It has not reopened.