Police ID Woman Killed in Pomfret Crash

A 46-year-old woman is dead after a driver in Pomfret tried to pass other vehicles in traffic in a no-passing zone, police said.

The driver of a Honda Pilot was traveling west on Route 44 while a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling east in Pomfret on Wednesday.

Police said the driver of the Honda attempted to pass a Lexus Nx that was stopped in traffic going westbound at the intersection of Paine Road, which is a no-passing zone.

The driver of the Honda collided head-on with the Chevrolet and the passenger in the Honda, 46-year-old Debbi Kasem Cela, of Pomfret, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver sustained minor injuries, according to police.

State police said the drivers of the Lexus and Chevrolet were transported to the hospital for suspected minor injuries.

Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call troopers at 860-779-4900.

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