3 dead in wrong-way rash on Connecticut highway


NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) – State police say three people have died in a wrong-way crash on a Connecticut interstate highway.

Three other people were injured in the crash on Interstate 95 north in North Stonington at about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say a car driven by 17-year-old Abigayl Lanphear, of Westerly, Rhode Island, was driving south in the northbound lanes when she struck another vehicle head-on.

Lanphear as well as the driver of the other car, 84-year-old Roger Noel, of West Warwick, Rhode Island, died. Noel’s passenger, 83-year-old Dorothy Noel, also died.

Two passengers in Noel’s car and one in Lanphear’s car were injured, two seriously.

The crash remains under investigation.