54-year-old Waterbury woman killed in head-on crash

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54-year-old Waterbury woman killed in head-on crash

Sharon L. Knight, 54, of 1568 Meriden Road, Apt. 1E, has died after the Mercedes sedan she was driving west on the eastbound side of Interstate 691 crashed head-on with am18-wheel tractor-trailer truck on Wednesday.

A statement released by police on Thursday morning said, Knight was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near the Meriden line and Exit 4 to Route 322.

The crash was reported at about 5:15 p.m. and the east side of the highway at the exit was closed for five hours. The highway was reopened at about 10:20 p.m.

The truck driver, Luis C. Herrejon of Portland, Oregon, was transported by ambulance to Midstate Medical Center of Meriden.

A state police accident reconstruction team from Troop I-Bethany worked at the accident scene for several hours.

Anyone with information about the crash is urged to call Trooper Taylor Norton of Troop I at 203-393-4200.