1 dies after crash on Route 7 in Norwalk - WFSB 3 Connecticut

1 dies after crash on Route 7 in Norwalk

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One vehicle went down an embankment on Route 7 on Tuesday afternoon. (Norwalk Police Department) One vehicle went down an embankment on Route 7 on Tuesday afternoon. (Norwalk Police Department)
One woman was killed in a crash on Route 7 on Tuesday. (Norwalk Fire Department) One woman was killed in a crash on Route 7 on Tuesday. (Norwalk Fire Department)
Crews rescue to help crash victims after a SUV went down an embankment. (Norwalk Fire Department) Crews rescue to help crash victims after a SUV went down an embankment. (Norwalk Fire Department)
NORWALK, CT (WFSB) -

An 85-year-old woman was killed in a motor vehicle crash on Route 7 in Norwalk on Tuesday afternoon.

Troopers were called to a three-vehicle crash on the southbound side of Route 7 between exits 1 and 2 around 3:15 p.m.

A 2014 Honda Pilot SUV traveling southbound on Route 7 was struck by 2008 Honda Civic LX, according to police. The Pilot "rolled over several times" and went over a metal beam guardrail until police said it went 75 feet down an embankment. The Pilot "landed front end down with the rear end wedged against a tree at the edge of the Norwalk River," according to the Norwalk Fire Department. 

After hitting the Pilot, police said the Civic “spun out of control” and hit a 2008 Ford ECO. The Civic finally stopped in the grass median in the center of the road while police said the ECO ended in the left lane.

A passenger in the Pilot, Darien resident Selma Spector died at the scene of the crash, police said. The driver of the Pilot was rushed to Norwalk Hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

The driver of the Civic was rushed to Norwalk Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries while the people inside the ECO reported no injuries to police.

An off-duty dispatcher along with Norwalk police officers assisted crews with the patients. Eversource crews help to secure the Pilot after it crashed into a tree. 

No charges have been filed by police. The crash remains under investigation.

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