I-95 reopens in East Lyme after deadly crash

EAST LYME, Conn. (WTNH)– All lanes on I-95 northbound are now open after a deadly crash killed two people Monday morning.

Around 4:30 a.m., the Department of Transportation reported that all lanes of I-95 northbound were closed between exits 72 and 73 due to a two vehicle accident.

Upon arrival, officers discovered the crash involved two passenger cars and a tractor-trailer. The two people killed have been identified as 28-year-old Katerina Barrett, of Greenville, S.C. and 69-year-old Marie Graves, of Providence, R.I. Barrett was ejected from the vehicle as a result of the crash and was transported to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital where she later died of her injuries. Graves was pronounced dead at the scene.

Drivers were forced off the highway at exit 71, then on to Four-Mile River Road, on to Route 1, which eventually leads back to 95.  Drivers also detoured off Rt. 156 and back on at exit 74 but that area was also congested.

There was a second accident on I-95 southbound near exit 72 also in East Lyme. There were also lane closures and delays in that area.

State troopers say there are two reported life threatening injuries in the crash on the northbound side. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.

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