Meriden woman seriously injured in wrong way I-691 crash

(WTNH/ Joe D'Addese)

MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH)–  A Meriden woman was seriously injured in a wrong way crash, involving a tractor trailer truck, on I-691 early Monday morning.

State Police say a tractor trailer truck, driven by 42-year-old Micah Newton, was traveling on I-691 east in the right lane, just before exit 11, when a Honda CRV, traveling the wrong way in the left lane, veered into its path causing a head on collision.

The driver of the Honda, 34-year-old Meghan Clair Perrin, was taken to Midstate Hospital, before being flown by Life Star to Hartford Hospital, for serious injuries. Her current condition is unknown at this time.

Newton, and his passenger, 38-year-old Matthew Conklin, both of New York, were not injured in the crash.

A portion of 1-691 Eastbound was closed and motorists were advised to avoid the area by getting off at exit 10 or earlier. However, the accident has since been cleared and the highway has reopened.

The crash remains under investigation.

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