25-year-old Middletown man dies in Cromwell I-91 crash

CROMWELL, Conn. (WTNH)-- A Middletown man is dead after a serious crash on I-91 in Cromwell that closed the highway Thursday morning.

Connecticut State Police say that two cars were driving in the left center and right lanes of I-91 south in Cromwell near Exit 23 when one of the cars, being driven by 25-year-old Jemel Williams of Middletown, lost control and hit the other. Williams' car continued off the roadway, into the left shoulder, into the grass and wooded median, before striking a tree.

Williams was pronounced dead on the scene. There was one passenger in his car, 29-year-old Brandon Stewart of Hartford, who was taken via LifeStar to Hartford Hospital. Stewart is currently listed in critical condition.

The driver and sole occupant of the other car, 24-year-old Paola Mejia of Meriden was not injured in the crash.

State police say this case is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (860)534-1000.

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