The driver who died after his car crashed into the Verizon Store in Riverside on Thursday afternoon has been identified as Devon Dalio, the son of Ray and Barbara Dalio of Greenwich, according to the Hartford Courant.
“Annie and I are devastated to hear the news of the sudden and tragic passing of Ray and Barbara Dalio’s son, Devon,” Governor Lamont said in a statement on Friday. “As parents, we cannot imagine the grief and sadness of their loss. Our prayers are with Ray and Barbara, who have been champions for Connecticut’s children.”
In March the Dalios pledged $4 million to support medical care and food for families who were most stressed and could not afford it as a result of COVID-19.
“Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the Dalio family at this time. May God love Devon, and may He bless his family,” said Greenwich First Selectman on Friday night.
“Losing a family member is devastating, but when you lose someone close to you in this manner, and at Christmas time, the devastation is magnified,” Camillo added. “While we struggle, time does help with our ability to cope with tragedy, but nevertheless, deep down inside, a little bit of us dies, too.”
The cause of the collision, cause of the fire, and cause of death to the driver are unknown and investigation is being conducted by Greenwich Police and Connecticut State Police to determine the causes.
Devon Dalio was co-founder and partner at P-Squared Private Equity and was a Dalio Foundation Board Member.
He is survived by a wife and daughter, his parents and three siblings.