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State police: Danbury woman killed in I-84 wrong-way crash

Connecticut State Police say a Danbury woman was killed and a man was seriously injured in a wrong-way crash on I-84 Sunday.

Emily Knapton

Dec 11, 2023, 5:27 PM

Updated 159 days ago

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Connecticut State Police say a Danbury woman was killed and a man was seriously injured in a wrong-way crash on I-84 Sunday.
It happened shortly after 6 p.m. near Exit 18 in Waterbury.
State police say a car was traveling west in the eastbound lanes when it swerved to avoid an oncoming car, causing it to crash head-on into a car in another lane.
Authorities say Francisca Cortez-Arias was a passenger in the wrong-way vehicle and died from her injuries.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash or has dash cam video to give them a call.


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