Report: Naugatuck Woman Killed in I-84 Crash

An accident involving a tractor trailer and a car on Friday claimed one life.

A 62-year-old Naugatuck woman died at a local hospital after being injured in a car accident on Interstate 84 in Waterbury Friday, according to the Republican-American of Waterbury.

The incident occurred about 5 p.m. at the off-ramp of exit 17 at Chase Parkway in Waterbury when a tractor-trailer collided with the compact car. At the scene of the accident Friday, it appeared as if the driver's side door of the car was struck first, though that could not be confirmed. Middlebury firefighters were among emergency personnel who responded to the accident.

Police are expected to release the woman's name today.

Patch will update this article as more information becomes available.

Lucy September 29, 2012 at 12:36 PM
I work off that end of Chase Parkway and I have to tell you that is one of the most dangerous exits off the highway. We hear sirens all the time. I honestly don't know what makes the people coming off the highway think that that is now a speedway. Waiting at the stop sign at the end of Chase Parkway is frightening and you feel as though you are taking your life in your own hands. Just when you think you are able to take a left or right hand turn from that stop sign cars/trucks come speeding off the highway. I myself had a fender bender when the car in front of me started to go and cars came off so fast it stopped fast which made me stop fast and the car behind me hit me. All the while there already was an accident on the side of the road from the same thing happening. Something needs to be down at the area. They should at least have a stop sign at the end of the highway to make it a true three way interesection. My heart goes out to the family of this woman.
Naugatuck Youth Soccer September 29, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Very Sad...thoughts and prayers are with that persons family
adam September 29, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Very sad. I think its time for some much needed modifications to that intersection
Lisa September 29, 2012 at 05:47 PM
I drive through this intersection at least four days a week on my way to NVCC. This intersection needs a traffic light and people need to slow down. I've seen way too many accidents here. This intersection is incredibly dangerous and as what Lucy said in the first comment, I feel as I'm taking my life in my own hands every time I come from Straits Turnpike and take a left onto Chase Parkway. Something needs to be done.


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