One dead, four injured in Canterbury fatal car crash


Courtesy: Karen Martinez

CANTERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Five are injured after a head-on collision on South Canterbury Road occurred Friday afternoon.

According to officials, a Dodge Grand Caravan was traveling north when it collided head-on with a Land Rover LR2 traveling south.

State Police said the driver of the Dodge, identified as 50-year-old Vivian Sanchez, sustained fatal injuries on scene. There were two toddlers and one child in the car.

The three children from the Dodge and driver of the Land Rover were transported by ambulance to Backus Hospital in Norwich.

Route 169 was closed in the area of Phinney Lane for several hours while police investigated the scene, but has since reopened.

LifeStar was requested to the sight of the accident.

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