Connecticut Crash Claims the Lives of 2 Sorrento Women and Virginia Man, 3 Children Hospitalized

WETHERSFIELD, Conn.—A Connecticut crash claimed the lives of two Sorrento women and a Virginia man Sunday and sent three Sorrento children to the hospital, according to the Connecticut State Police (CSP.)

Shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday, Kory Watson, 40, of Hillsville, Va., was driving a 2003 Lincoln Aviator on Interstate 91 South when he veered into the right lane for an unknown reason and collided with the rear of a tractor-trailer parked on the right shoulder near Exit 25.

Watson, and one of his passengers, Lacey Marie Price, 32, of Sorrento, were pronounced deceased on the scene. Passenger Rebecca Marie Schutte, 36, was transported to Hartford Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries and three children, all of Sorrento, were transported to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center with “suspected minor injuries,” according to CSP. The relationship between the women and the children was not released. The tractor-trailer driver, Kiran Johns, 26, of Fairless Hills, Pa., was not injured.

The crash closed Interstate 91 South for several hours Sunday and remains under investigation.

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