Family of Bridgeport woman killed in crash asks drivers to slow down

Police say Wright was driving a car with three passengers when the collision with a second vehicle took place just before 10 p.m. last Sunday at Seaview and Connecticut avenues.

Frank Recchia and Larry Epstein

Mar 18, 2024, 4:11 PM

Updated 32 days ago

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The family of a 23-year-old woman who was killed in a car crash in Bridgeport last week is asking drivers to slow down.
Police say Naomi Wright was driving with three passengers when the collision occurred - just before 10 p.m. last Sunday at Seaview and Connecticut avenues.
Police say the 33-year-old driver of the other car involved in the crash, along with Wright's three passengers were also hurt, but their injuries were not considered life-threatening.
"She was a shining light. She's been like that since day one. I remember when she came home the first day and watching her grow throughout all these years she's been a very good girl," says Wright’s uncle, Irell Pettway.
The family says they hope Wright’s death will serve as a safety lesson for all drivers.
"A car is a weapon. It's no different than a gun. You abuse it, bad things come from it," says family friend Tony Barr.
"And she was so pretty. Had a good life ahead of her. A good life," says Wright’s aunt Ann Pettway.
They family has set up a GoFundMe page in Wright's memory.


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