Woman Seriously Injured in Crash on I-95 in East Lyme

A New Haven woman has serious injuries after a crash on Interstate 95 in East Lyme early Sunday morning.

Troopers said a vehicle being driven by 29-year-old Angel Acosta, of Hamden, was attempting to pass a tractor-trailer on the right at exit 74 around 1:30 a.m. at a high rate of speed.

According to Acosta, he was about to pass the tractor-trailer on the right, but then the tractor-trailer started to make a lane change from the left lane into the right lane.

Police said Acosta swerved back to the left and hit the back of the tractor-trailer and then the center median concrete barrier.

Acosta was able to get himself out of the vehicle, however, his front passenger, later identified as 29-year-old Bianca Lopez, of New Haven, was trapped in the vehicle, authorities added.

First responders extricated Lopez from the vehicle and she was flown by LifeStar to Hartford Hospital to be treated for serious injuries, police said.

Acosta was transported to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital to be treated for suspected minor injuries, experts added.

Police believe that the tractor-trailer that was hit never stopped because the driver did not know he or she was hit.

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