A 53-year-old New Haven woman was killed and a 41-year-old New Haven woman was seriously injured in a crash involving three vehicles on Interstate 95 South in New Haven around 5:15 a.m .on Wednesday, according to state police.
Police said Gwendolyn Buskey, 53, of New Haven, was stopped behind another car near exit 46 in the Long Wharf area because of heavy traffic caused by construction when her car was hit from behind by Fidel Rodriguez, 53, of Reading, Pennsylvania, according to state police.
Buskey was pronounced dead at the scene. Her passenger, Vera Mercer, was extricated and taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital to be treated for serious injuries, state police said.
The highway was closed for hours, but reopened right before 11 a.m.
Detours were set up and there are heavy backups during the morning commute.
No charges have been filed. Police are investigating.