3 Dead After Teen Drives Wrong Way on I-95

October 11, 2019

The police said they began receiving 911 calls around 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday about a car heading south on the northbound side of a major highway in Connecticut.

Shortly after, the calls changed to reports of a head-on collision.

In the end, a teenager driving the wrong way down Interstate 95 and two elderly people in the car she crashed into, were dead, the police said.

The wrong-way driver, in a blue Mercedes-Benz, was identified as Abigayl J. Lanphear, of Westerly, R.I., the Connecticut State Police said. The passenger in her car, Jada Laboy, also of Westerly, R.I., suffered serious injuries.

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