4 injured when car crashes into Fairfield store

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut authorities say an out-of-control car exiting Interstate 95 in Fairfield crashed into a convenience store and caught fire, injuring four people and damaging the building and five other vehicles.

Fairfield police say the car was going faster than 50 mph when it left an off-ramp Monday night.  It plowed into several other vehicles and a Cumberland Farms store at the bottom of the ramp.

In the upper right of this surveillance camera image, a car is airborne after crashing into the Cumberland Farms store on Chambers St. in Fairfield, March 24, 2014. (Photo: Fairfield Police).
In this surveillance camera image, a car is airborne after crashing into the Cumberland Farms store on Chambers St. in Fairfield, March 24, 2014. (Photo: Fairfield Police).

Police say the car’s driver and three other people were taken to a hospital, including a person with three broken vertebrae.

Fairfield Police Lt. James Perez says the driver, 30-year-old Rosa Blanca Chavarria Medina of Bridgeport, had a suspended license and an elevated alcohol level. No charges have been announced. It was not immediately clear if Chavarria has an attorney and no telephone listing could be found for her.

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