Woman Killed, 4 Injured in Head-On Crash on Route 66 in Middletown

Woman Killed, 4 Injured in Head-On Crash on Route 66 in Middletown

38-Year-Old South Windsor Woman Killed, 4 Injured in Middletown Car Accident on Route 66 (Washington Street) near Palmer Field

Middletown, Connecticut (January 26, 2020) – A woman was killed and four other people were injured Friday night in a head-on collision in Middletown, authorities said.

The deadly crash took place at around 11:00 p.m. Friday, January 24 in the area of 485 Washington Street, near the railroad overpass east of Palmer Field. Washington Street is also known as Route 66.

Authorities said a 38-year-old South Windsor woman was driving a 2017 Nissan Rogue westbound on Washington Street when for an unknown reason, she allowed the vehicle to drift across the solid double yellow lines and collided head-on with an eastbound 2010 Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 17-year-old male.

The 38-year-old South Windsor woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her passenger was trapped in the wreckage and had to extricated by firefighters. She was then taken to Hartford Hospital in critical condition.

The driver and two passengers of the Silverado were taken to Hartford Hospital with minor injuries.

An investigation into the crash is underway. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call Middletown police at 860-638-4063.