One person is dead and two others were injured after a multi-car crash on Route 8 in Bridgeport Friday afternoon, police said.
Connecticut State Police said four cars were involved in the accident on the southbound side of the highway in the area of exit 3.
A car rear-ended another car, causing it to spin in the right lane of traffic. Two other cars were struck and one crashed into a metal beam guardrail, officials said.
The driver of the car that was initially rear-ended, 37-year-old Tiffany Benjamin of New York, was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Two other people were transported to nearby hospitals with suspected injuries, according to authorities.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Troop G at 203-696-2500.