3 dead in wrong-way crash on Connecticut highway

3 dead in wrong-way crash on Connecticut highway

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A teenager driver traveling the wrong way on an interstate highway struck another vehicle in a crash that killed three people, Connecticut state police said Thursday.

The 17-year-old driver, Abigayl Lanphear, of Westerly, Rhode Island, died along with the driver of the other car, Roger Noel, 84, of West Warwick, Rhode Island, and his passenger, Dorothy Noel, 83.

Police said they received calls about a wrong-way driver on Interstate 95 shortly before the crash at about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in North Stonington.

Lanphear was driving a Mercedes south in the northbound lanes when she struck the Honda head-on, police said.

A 17-year-old passenger in the car Lanphear was driving suffered serious injuries. Two passengers who were in the backseat of the Honda were also injured, one of them seriously.

The crash remains under investigation. Authorities have asked anyone with information about the crash to contact state police.