Police ID Naugatuck Woman Killed in I-84 Crash

Accident occurred Friday at an I-84 offramp near Middlebury.


Police have identified the woman who died in a car accident on Interstate 84 in Waterbury Friday as 61-year-old Pamela Winston of Naugatuck.

The Waterbury Police Department sent out a news release Saturday afternoon stating that Winston was driving a 2001 Kia Sephia west on Route 64 after exiting I-84 West at Exit 17 at 4:54 p.m. when her car collided with a tractor-trailer headed east on Route 64.

The tractor-trailer, driven by Michael Ploch, 51, of Oxford, struck the driver's side door of the Kia as Ploch attempted to turn left onto Chase Parkway, the release states.

Winston was taken by ambulance to Waterbury Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later, police said. Ploch was not injured, according to the release.

The WPD's Crash Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating the crash and no charges had been filed as of Saturday afternoon.

Correction: This story has been corrected to state that Ploch was attempting to turn left onto Chase Parkway. The story originally misstated who was attempting to turn left. We regret the error. 

Mark Smith September 30, 2012 at 02:48 AM
sounds like they were both turning onto chase parkway
Ellen McBeth September 30, 2012 at 07:25 AM
I know this woman for years, and came across this accident as I was going to a drs appointment. I didnt recognize that it was her car. The only thing that let's me sleep at night is that I took time in my journey to PRAY for the driver of that car. So in closing, Pam, God and I were with you, and to her dear children and grandchildren, I have you all in my thoughts and prayers, and will be with you shortly to hold you, comfort you on your time of need. This earth has lost a wonderful soul. Ellen & Family
devoura burks September 30, 2012 at 06:39 PM
To the Winston family may God wrap his arms around and give you the strength and peace as you go through this grieving process may God bless you all. Devoura Burks & family
Frank altmon October 01, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts. Pamela, my mother was a great mother and loving women. She meant so much to us and we can't even describe how much she will be missed..... R.I.P MOM your son Frank
penny chobian October 01, 2012 at 10:43 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,


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