Police: 59-year-old woman thrown from car, dies in Merritt Parkway crash

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A 59-year-old woman who was thrown from her car in a crash on the Merritt Parkway Sunday night has died, police say.

The crash happened just south of Exit 50 around 7 p.m.

State police say the driver of an SUV in the left lane lost control after colliding with a car in the right lane and struck the guard rail in the right shoulder. They say the SUV then crossed the right and left lanes and rolled over.

The driver, 59-year-old Pamela Maestri-Howes from Easton, was thrown from the car and landed on the other side of the parkway.

MORE: Merritt Parkway at Exit 50 in Trumbull reopens in both directions following crash

Troopers say she was not wearing a seat belt. Maestri-Howes was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The driver of the car that was struck in the right lane, a 26-year-old man from Trumbull, was not seriously hurt.

The Merritt Parkway at Exit 50 in Trumbull was temporarily closed in both directions for a period of time following the crash as police investigated.

Anyone with information is asked to call Troop G at 203-696-2500.

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