WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – Three people were killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer and another vehicle that shut down Interstate 91 South in Wethersfield Sunday morning.

According to state police, a vehicle was parked on the right shoulder of I-91 South at 4:53 a.m., north of Exit 25. A second vehicle traveling south on I-91 veered into the rear of the first vehicle for unknown reasons, state police said.

The driver of the second vehicle, Kory Watson, 41, of Virginia, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two passengers in that vehicle, Lacy Marie Price, 32, and Rebbecca Marie Schutte, 36, both from Florida, later died.

Three other passengers in the second vehicle, all minors, were taken to Connecticut’s Children’s with minor injuries. 

The driver of the first vehicle, a 26-year-old from Pennsylvania, was not injured, state police said.

Interstate 91 between Exit 25S and 25N was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact Troop H at 860-534-1098.