A piece of unfortunate news is surfacing all over the internet. Yes, we are talking about the Merritt Parkway accident that happened today, 9th May 2024. The sources confirmed that the Connecticut State Police investigated the scene and confirmed that 4 people were killed in a wrong-way crash. The unfortunate Thursday crash has shocked several people all over the world and everyone is praying for the family members of the people who lost their lives. Also, the netizens have continuously shared their condolences on different social media platforms.

Merritt Parkway Accident: 4 People Killed in Wrong-Way Crash in Stratford, Police Investigating!

Merritt Parkway Accident Explained!

Talking about the officials, the state police identified that three people were killed in a car that was unfortunately struck by the wrong way driver. Apart from that, the identity of the wrong-way driver is pending to identified. The driver got several injuries due to which the autopsy is also pending. However, the state police identified the occupants of the other car as Easton resident Steven P. Rowland, 65, who was driving. Along with him, Thomas Lucian Vitale, 80, and Olga Vitale, 81 were in the car at the time of the crash.

The fatal crash resulted in the closing of the southbound side of the highway between exits 53 and 52. The state troopers out of Bridgeport were called to the Merrit around 1:45 a.m. According to the sources, the two-vehicle crash was reported “involving a wrong-way driver” state police Sgt. Luke Davis said. He also added, “A passerby stopped their vehicle in the roadway in an attempt to render aid. Initial reports indicate that this vehicle was stopped in a lane with no lights illuminated”. Right now, police officers are investigating the accident scene and will share the details.

Prior to Thursday, Connecticut witnessed seven deaths in three different fatal wrong-way crashes in 2024. Also, the Department of Transportation is facing trouble due to wrong-way accidents. So, if you want to get the latest updates related to the Merritt Parkway accident, stay tuned to WebSeriesly.