Police investigating fatal crash in Southbury on I-84

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SOUTHBURY — Police are investigating a fatal accident on I-84 at Exit 16 that happened Wednesday evening.

Police said a car changed lanes to the right, and then went off the road and struck a tree. At the same time a tractor trailer moved to the left, went off the road into the center median and flipped over losing its load.

The accident happened around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The driver of the car, Kristen Ritter, 38 of Morris Plains, NJ, was taken to Waterbury Hospital with serious injuries and later died.

The driver of the tractor-trailer suffered minor injuries and was transported to Danbury Hospital for evaluation.

State Police are asking if anyone has information about the accident to contact them at 203 267 2200.

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