Woman thrown from vehicle, lands in opposite lanes

November 11, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say a woman thrown into the opposite lane when she was ejected from her vehicle during a crash on the Merritt Parkway in Trumbull has died.

Police say 59-year-old Pamela Maestri-Howes, of Easton, died after her Ford Explorer collided with a Mercedes sedan in the southbound lanes of Route 15 near exit 50 at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday.

She lost control and struck a guard rail. The vehicle rolled over and threw the woman onto the northbound side of the highway.

State police say she was not wearing a seat belt.

Maestri-Howes was taken to St. Vincent Medical Center in Bridgeport where she was pronounced dead.

The man driving the Mercedes declined medical treatment.

The crash remains under investigation and anyone with information should contact state police.