WATERBURY-- A nineteen-year-old woman from Beacon Falls died in a multi-vehicle accident on I-84 east in Waterbury Wednesday night which closed a portion of the highway at exit 23 for hours.
Casey Lynne Giannone, a passenger in one of the cars involved, was killed as a result of the crash.
At 9:30 p.m. last night, State Police responded to a pile-up that included more than a dozen vehicles, many of which were tractor trailers. One truck catching fire in the accident that happened between exits 23 and 25.
A Volvo truck was traveling east near the Exit ramp in the center lane, It struck an International truck and pushed that truck into a Peterbilt truck. The Volvo then struck a Subaru, in which Giannone was a passenger. The Subaru then struck a Toyota. A fire started between the Volvo and the Subaru. The driver of the Subaru, Alex Milosevic 18, of Bristol, was taken to Saint Mary's Hospital with serious injuries.
About an hour and a half earlier, around 8:00 p.m. near exit 25, there was a water main break. A pipe broke on Harper's Ferry Road and leaked from the bridge onto I-84 east. Department of Transportation did salt the area last night as temperatures were well below freezing.
However, it was determined the water main break and subsequent ice were unrelated to this crash and was about a mile away.
State Police are investigating. If you'd like to help Casey's family, click here.