Fatal Car Accident in Meriden

Police say driver wasn't wearing a seat belt

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    In the distance, police investigate a fatal car accident near I-691 in Meriden.

    Meriden Police are investigating a fatal car accident overnight.

    The crash happened on Columbia Street, which parallels I-691.

    Police said the driver, who was the only person in the car, was killed.

    Police identified the driver as Raquel Pacheco, 49, of Meriden.

    Meriden Police said she was driving a 1995 Nissan Maxima when the accident occurred.

    Investigators say Pacheco was not wearing a seat belt.

    The accident happened just before 2 a.m. Saturday.

    Investigators were on-scene for most of the overnight to reconstruct the accident.

    The scene has cleared and the roadway has reopened.