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Southwest Florida woman dies in Connecticut crash

Posted at 6:55 AM, Jan 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-23 06:55:17-05

OLD LYME, Conn. (AP) - State troopers have identified a Bonita Springs woman killed over the weekend in a crash along Interstate 95 in Connecticut.

The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/2kiLeTv ) an SUV driven by Heather Ann Otenti, of Bonita Springs, Florida, struck a wire guardrail in Old Lyme, Connecticut, on Sunday afternoon.

State police say the vehicle traveled down a steep embankment, hurtled into the air and then crashed into a tree.

Lynda Ranee Salek, also of Bonita Springs, was killed in the crash. Otenti suffered minor injuries.

State police say the crash closed the northbound side of the highway between exits 70 and 71 in Old Lyme.

Lifestar had been called to the scene but was later canceled.

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Information from:  Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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