DERBY, Conn. (WTNH) – A 55-year-old woman is dead, and three others have been injured after a two-car crash on Friday night in Derby, police said.
The crash happened on Route 34 in the area of Roosevelt Drive and Cullens Hill Road around 7:15 p.m., according to Derby police.
A preliminary investigation from Derby police revealed that a 55-year-old man was driving a 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling east on Roosevelt Drive when it crossed over the double yellow lines. The Jeep then struck a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan that was traveling west with four occupants inside.
The driver of the Dodge, Robin Slane, of Waterford, was pronounced dead at the scene. The three other passengers in the Dodge were transported to local hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries.
Officials said a family of four and a dog were inside the Dodge.
While a Derby fireman was helping to remove the car crash victims inside the Dodge, the fireman was bit by the dog inside the car. Officials said the fireman suffered a minor face injury and Shelton Animal Control responded to get the dog.
Route 34 between Cullens Hill Road and Lakeview Terrace is now back open.
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