3 Killed in Wrong Way Crash

A wrong way driver caused an accident that killed three people in Old Lyme.

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012  |  Updated 7:03 AM EDT
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3 Killed in Wrong Way Crash

Three people, including a mother and daughter, were killed and one person was seriously injured in a crash that state police said a wrong-way driver caused on Interstate 95 South in Old Lyme just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

State police said Frank Sundstrom, 51, of Warwick, Rhode Island, got onto the highway going north in a southbound lane and struck an oncoming car driven by Tamara Nolin, 71, of Branford, according to state police.

Marjorie Minore, 90, of North Haven, and her daughter, Barbara Prato, 63, of East Haven, were in Nolin's car. All three were killed. 

Tina Shaw, Minore's neighbor, said she last saw Prato pick up her mother to go to a casino.

Sundstrom was seriously injured and taken to the hospital by Life Star. His current condition has not been released. The three people killed were in the other car.

The highway was closed in both directions for several hours but reopened just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday.

The crash remains under investigation.

The crash happened hours after the National Transportation Safety Board released findings on wrong-way crashes. Prior to this crash, there were fatal wrong-way crashes in eight states over nine days.

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