Abigayl Lanphear, 17, was killed when she plowed the Mercedes she was driving south in the northbound lanes of I-95 near North Stonington into a Honda, according to Connecticut State Police. The driver of the Honda, Roger Noel, 85, and a passenger, Dorothy Noel, 83, were also killed.
Yvonne Noel, 56, and Cynthia Plaziak, 62, who were riding in the back of the Honda, were injured. Noel suffered serious injuries, while Plaziak had minor injuries, the report said.
Jada Laboy, 17, who was sitting in the passenger seat of the car Lanphear was driving, also suffered serious injuries, according to police. Lanphear would have celebrated her birthday at the end of the month, while Laboy's birthday is Tuesday.
Police said they began getting calls about a wrong-way driver on I-95 at about 7:45 p.m., and almost immediately after, other reports came through about a crash.