PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — An 18-year-old high school senior died Monday night in a crash on Interstate 395 in Plainfield, according to state police.
State police responded around 7:30 p.m. to reports of a vehicle off the right side of the road on I-395 North, north of Exit 29, near the woods.
Troopers found Jane Stockford of East Killingly inside the car. EMS took her to the hospital, where troopers said she was pronounced dead.
An investigator from the chief medical examiner’s office responded and took Stockford to their offices in Farmington for further examination to determine the exact cause and manner of death.
Stockford was a senior at Killingly High School, the school district confirmed.
“As I am sure many of you are already aware, I am writing to confirm for you the sad news that a member of the Killingly High School Class of 2023 passed away after being in a car accident on I-395,” Superintendent Robert Angeli stated in a letter to the school community. “While this tragic loss will impact all of us, our hearts go out to the family, friends, teachers, administrators, and other staff members who had close ties with the student.”
Anyone with information about who may have been traveling in the area at the time of the incident was asked to contact state police at (860) 779-4900.