Police ID Naugatuck Woman Killed in I-84 Crash

Accident occurred Friday at an I-84 offramp near Middlebury.


Police have identified the woman who died in a car accident on Interstate 84 in Waterbury Friday as 61-year-old Pamela Winston of Naugatuck.

The Waterbury Police Department sent out a news release Saturday afternoon stating that Winston was driving a 2001 Kia Sephia west on Route 64 after exiting I-84 West at Exit 17 at 4:54 p.m. when her car collided with a tractor-trailer headed east on Route 64.

The tractor-trailer, driven by Michael Ploch, 51, of Oxford, struck the driver's side door of the Kia as Winston attempted to turn left onto Chase Parkway, the release states.

Winston was taken by ambulance to Waterbury Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later, police said. Ploch was not injured, according to the release.

The WPD's Crash Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating the crash and no charges had been filed as of Saturday afternoon.

Coverage of the Accident

Report: Naugatuck Woman Killed in I-84 Crash

Person Hospitalized After I-84 Off-Ramp Crash


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Star September 30, 2012 at 12:19 PM
I don't understand....if she was coming off the highway, she would have to turn right onto Chase.
Friends of the Middlebury Public Library September 30, 2012 at 04:25 PM
This story makes more sense, it was the tractor trailer turning, not the Kia: http://articles.courant.com/2012-09-29/community/hc-waterbury-fatal-accident-0930-20120929_1_tractor-trailer-crash-naugatuck-woman-route
Rita Munch October 01, 2012 at 03:59 PM
she would be going straight towards rte 64 she was not going onto to chase parkway she was proceeding straight and the driver never saw her
Rita Munch October 01, 2012 at 04:00 PM
I am also praying for Ms. Winston and her family.
Rita Munch October 01, 2012 at 04:05 PM
My prayers are with her family


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