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GROTON, Conn. — One woman is dead, and a mother and her 9-year-old daughter are in the hospital after a two-car crash on Gold Star Highway in Groton on Friday evening.
Groton police said at approximately 6:24 p.m., Emergency Dispatch received several 911 calls regarding a two-car crash on Gold Star Highway (Route 184), between Buddington Road and Gungywamp Road.
Officers located a Ford Explorer and a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with heavy front-end damage in the grassy section north of the roadway. The driver, and sole occupant, of the Ford Explorer, was found unconscious. First responders attempted to provide medical care to the driver, but they were pronounced dead at the scene due to the serious nature of their injuries. The driver was identified Saturday as Krystal L. Linski, 30, of Mystic.
The operator of the Chevrolet Silverado, a 37-year-old Ledyard woman, and her 9-year-old daughter were transported to L&M Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
The Ledyard woman continues to recover from her injuries, and her daughter was transported to a pediatric hospital, where she is listed in critical condition, police said Saturday.
The initial investigation into the crash showed the driver of the Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound on Gold Star Highway east of Buddington Road when the vehicle traveled off the roadway to the right and struck a metal guardrail. The vehicle then traveled back onto the roadway across the east and westbound lanes of traffic before striking the Chevrolet Silverado which was traveling westbound.
This crash remains under investigation. Anyone who witnessed this crash or has other information which would assist officers with this case is asked to call the Groton Police Department at 860-441-6712.
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