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New Milford man, 21, killed in motorcycle accident in Monroe, remembers his ‘energy’, being a hard worker


NEW MILFORD – As a toddler, Daniel Engstrom loved riding around in his battery-powered Jeep.

His family says he then moved on to bicycles, dirt bikes, cars and motorcycles, which he learned to work on, according to his obituary.

“Danny’s energy and agility were assets as he assiduously practiced parkour,” his obituary states. “He loved jumping and flipping on trampolines and trained on his American Ninja Warrior training device, with dreams of appearing on American Ninja Warrior one day.”

Engstrom, 21, died April 23 in a motorcycle accident in Monroe. He graduated from New Milford High School in 2019.

“He was a great worker, a quiet worker, very accomplished,” said Ed Burke, his manager at TLC Ultrasound, where Engstrom started working nearly 2½ years ago. He was soon up for promotion, his boss said.

A memorial service will be held for him at noon Saturday at the New Fairfield Congregational Church. A Zoom link will be available at www.ccnf-ucc.org or call 203-746-2865.

His family could not be reached for comment. He leaves behind his mother and two brothers, as well as other members of his extended family.

Engstrom was traveling south on Highway 111 in Monroe at 11:20 p.m. on April 22 when, for “an unknown reason,” he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a tree, Lt. Stephen Corrone said. . He was transported to St. Vincent Medical Center and police were later notified of his death, Corrone said.

A helmet was found at the scene, he said. The accident is still under investigation.

Engstrom’s obituary describes him as someone who loved video games, hanging out with friends, and his dogs, Mindi and Mork. He was “helpful to his family in the chores at hand and enjoyed working with his hands,” the obituary reads.

He was similar to his father, Mats Engstrom, who died in December 2020.

“In many ways he was very much like his father and definitely had his sense of humor,” the obituary states. “His friends meant the world to him because you could always find them together.”

Engstrom quickly impressed his colleagues at TLC Ultrasound, where he worked as a transducer assembly technician.

“He was very helpful, very hardworking,” said Alex Pezzuto, his colleague.

His colleagues said he had a good sense of humor.

“He had a good heart,” said Lorie Miller, the company’s administrative assistant.

His work included production testing and quality control of probes manufactured by the company. He also trained new employees. He was supposed to get a promotion and a raise because he was “doing such a good job with our main client,” Burke said.

“His loss affected me deeply,” Burke said. “He wasn’t just an employee. He was my favorite here. He was a good boy. »

The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the New Milford Animal Welfare Society or the Congregational Church of New Fairfield.