Killingly High School senior dies in crash on I-395 in Plainfield

The incident happened on I-395 near exit 29 in Plainfield.
Published: May. 1, 2023 at 8:00 PM EDT|Updated: May. 3, 2023 at 12:35 PM EDT
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PLAINFIELD, CT (WFSB) - A Killingly High School senior died in Monday’s crash on Interstate 395, school officials said.

State police identified the person who died as 18-year-old Jane Stockford of East Killingly.

The crash happened on I-395 north near Exit 29 in Plainfield on Monday night.

Counselors and social workers were available to students and staff on Tuesday. The school said it will continue to have support available to students over the next few days.

“While this tragic and sudden loss will impact all of us, our hearts go out to the family, friends, teachers, administrators, and other staff members who had close ties with the student,” said school superintendent Robert Angeli in a letter to families.

State police said that around 7:20 p.m. on May 1, they responded to reports of a vehicle off of the roadway on I-395.

Troopers said they found Stockford in a vehicle that was off of the right side of the highway near the woods.

Emergency crews responded to the scene. The teen was transported to an area hospital by ambulance, where she was pronounced dead.

State police said they positively identified her Stockford.

An investigator from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner responded and transported Stockford to their offices in Farmington for further examination to figure out the exact cause of death.

“All of the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident remain actively under investigation and this is all of the information available for release at this time,” state police told Channel 3.

Anyone with information about who may have been traveling in the area at the time of the incident was asked to contact state police at 860-779-4900.