A Waterbury woman who survived a wrong-way car crash blamed her passenger and the person killed in the accident for its cause. After an eight-month investigation, DNA eventually solved the question of who really was driving.
An arrest of the actual wrong-way driver, Kaleigh Morgan, was made Friday, Nov. 9, reports News 8. Morgan was driving east in the westbound lane of I-84. She was charged with driving under the influence, second-degree false statement, and second-degree vehicular manslaughter, among other charges.
Killed in the accident was Morgan’s passenger, Amanda Grenier, 20, also of Waterbury. She died of her injuries at St. Mary’s Hospital. Morgan told police that Grenier was driving the car when their Volvo hit a Toyota Rav4 head on.
A nun, Sister Monica Evens of the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, was driving the Toyota which was rammed by the Volvo. She and Morgan had only minor injuries resulting from the crash.
The accident occurred near exit 24 on I-84 westbound.
Morgan was released on $25,000 bond. Her court date is Nov. 21.
- NBC News – http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49761482/ns/local_news-hartford_ct/t/woman-charged-fatal-wrong-way-crash/
- NEWS 8 – http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/crime/21-year-old-charged-in-fatal-crash
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