3 Rhode Islanders killed, 3 injured in wrong-way crash in CT

NORTH STONINGTON, C.T. (WLNE) – Three Rhode Islanders were killed and three others were injured in a serious wrong-way crash just over the Rhode Island border in North Stonington, Connecticut.

Police said calls for a wrong-way driver came in around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. Moments later, police received reports of the two-car head-on collision on I-95 Northbound between exits 92 and 93.

According to a Connecticut State Police accident report, 17-year-old Abigayl Lanphear of Westerly was driving a 2002 Mercedes Benz CLK heading Southbound on I-95 Northbound along with 17-year-old Jada Laboy of Westerly when they hit another vehicle head-on.

Lanphear died on scene and Laboy was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

According to the report, neither were wearing seatbelts.

The vehicle that was struck head-on was a 2017 Honda Accord driven by 85-year-old Roger Noel of West Warwick and 83-year-old Dorothy Noel was the passenger. Both died from their injuries.

A third passenger in the Honda, 56-year-old Yvonne Noel of West Kingston, was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

A fourth passenger, 62-year-old Cynthia Plaziak, sustained minor injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

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