Police seeking driver following deadly accident in Killingly - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Police seeking driver following deadly accident in Killingly

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KILLINGLY, CT (WFSB) -

Connecticut State Police are asking for help in locating the driver of a vehicle that fled the scene of a crash Friday afternoon in Killingly.

The crash occurred along Interstate 395 southbound around 2:30 p.m., police said.

Witnesses told police the vehicle involved and a second vehicle were traveling along the highway in side-by-side lanes at a high rate of speed and appeared to be racing.

According to witnesses, one of the vehicles entered the other vehicle's lane quickly, cutting it off.  This caused the driver of the second vehicle, 20-year-old Shauna Julian-Trombley of North Grosvendordale to over correct and lose control of her vehicle.

Julian-Trombley's car struck the wire rope guardrail and then continued up an embankment before rolling back over, police said.

Julian-Trombley was ejected from the vehicle during the crash, she was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders.

The passenger in the vehicle, 18-year-old Karissa Marquis of Thompson was also partial ejected from the vehicle.  She was taken to Day-Kimball Hospital for treatment, but is expected to recover.

State Police said they are looking for a silver, newer model sedan, possibly a Honda, that fled the scene following the crash.  Anyone with information regarding the vehicle or the accident is asked to contact State Police Troop D at 860-779-4900.

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