Two Mass. women killed in Interstate 395 Conn. crash

Don Bond

Two Massachusetts women died Sunday morning when the car they were in ran off Interstate 395 in Dayville and struck two trees.

Both Alison Werner Barton, 34, of 106 13th St., Apt. 315, Charlestown, identified by state police as the driver; and Kimberly Jones, 38, of 227 Bowen St., South Boston, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to Danielson state police.

Both women suffered serious head injuries and appeared to have been ejected from the 2001 Ford Explorer owned by Barton during the crash.

State police said the vehicle was traveling north on the interstate at about 10:48 a.m. and was about 200 feet north of the Dog Hill Road overpass when it swerved off the right side of the road, slammed into two trees off the shoulder of the highway and overturned.

Dayville Fire Chief Michael Hewko, whose department responded to the accident, said the\impact with the trees sheared the roof of the vehicle almost off.

The women’s bodies were taken to the office of the Chief State Medical Examiner in Farmington, where autopsies will be performed to determine cause of death.

Troopers and fire police briefly shut down both northbound lanes at times during the investigation, but kept the left lane of the highway open at most times to allow traffic to continue on its way.

The accident is being investigated by Trooper Andrew Rondeau of the Danielson barracks, along with troopers from the State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit.

Norwich Bulletin