Guilford, CT (August 4, 2019) - A serious car accident occurred early Saturday morning that caused the driver of a vehicle to sustain minor injuries, while her passenger died. The incident occurred off of I-95 northbound.
The police, fire, as well as EMS personnel, were on the scene. Officials reported that the car was approaching Exit 57 when it went off the ramp and ran off the roadway to the left side of the exit ramp. The car sped straight into the grassy gore area, where it collided with a small embankment off of the roadway.
The vehicle continued through a wooded area and then down a large embankment, where it hit many trees before it finally came to a full stop. The car then caught fire.
The driver of the car was Bridget Nicholson, 25, of Madison, who was able to walk away from the crash and headed to a nearby gas station, where she reported the incident. Nicholson was transported to the Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
After fire officials extinguished the car fire, a deceased body of a passenger was found. Remy Johnston, 25, of Madison, was identified as the deceased.
Authorities are asking anyone who has witnessed the accident or has information to contact Trooper Rochette at Troop F in Westbrook, at 860-399-2100.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties and the family of Remy Johnston.
Connecticut Fatal Car Accidents
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