Woman charged in wrong-way crash on I-84 in Newtown

Crystal Smith.
Crystal Smith.(Connecticut State Police)
Published: Oct. 31, 2022 at 4:44 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 31, 2022 at 8:47 AM EDT
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NEWTOWN, Conn. (WFSB) - A Danbury woman is facing charges after a wrong-way crash in Newtown early Monday morning.

State police said the crash happened around 2:13 a.m. on I-84 east near Exit 9.

The driver collided head-on with a tractor trailer, authorities said.

The highway was shut down for the investigation but has since reopened.

State police said Crystal Smith, 41, of Danbury, was suspected of driving under the influence. She refused to complete a field sobriety test.

Smith was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment second-degree, driving the wrong way, and operating under the influence.

She was released on a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Danbury court on November 15.

This is a developing story. Stay with Eyewitness News 3 for updates.