WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — State Police say a wrong-way crash has caused one driver’s death on Sunday afternoon.
Police say the driver of one of the vehicles, Concetta Getman, 77, of Meriden, was traveling the wrong way on on Interstate 91 Southbound in Wallingford. Getman then collided head-on with another vehicle driven by Sachin Vinubhai Patel, 41, of Oakville. Patel was also riding with Shill Patel, 16, of Watertown, in the passenger seat. Patel’s vehicle spun out and came to an uncontrolled rest in the center median, while Getman’s vehicle came to an uncontrolled rest in the left lane.
The accident caused the left and center lanes to temporarily close between Exits 17 and 15. The lanes reopened around 5:30 p.m.
#CTtraffic: I91 sb x15 Wallingford expect lane closures for wrong-way crash w/life-threatening injuries. Reduce speed approaching area.
— CT State Police (@CT_STATE_POLICE) September 3, 2017
The Patels were transported to Hartford Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Getman was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
Anyone who witnessed this accident is asked to contact Trooper Beaudoin #447 at Troop I in Bethany.