Southington woman injured in guardrail crash

Published on Saturday, 15 April 2017 20:42


SOUTHINGTON - A Southington woman was seriously injured Thursday when her vehicle struck a guardrail and ended up partially down an embankment off the roadway. The one-car crash occurred at about 9:45 a.m. on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. 

Driving a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe, police said, Melisa Connoy, 33, was traveling in the eastbound lane when she struck a guardrail on the south side of the road. The vehicle veered to the left, crossing the yellow center lines, and struck another guardrail on the north side of the road. The car came to rest with its rear end on top of the guardrail and its front end down an embankment.

Connoy was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury for what police called serious injuries. 

Police are still investigating the crash and are asking that any witnesses or persons with information call Officer Christopher Lamarre at 860-378-1600, ext. 2374.  

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at

Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington Herald, Bristol on Saturday, 15 April 2017 20:42. Updated: Saturday, 15 April 2017 20:44.