Madison woman killed after vehicle goes off I-95, catches fire

State police are investigating a crash on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2019 that killed a Madison woman.

GUILFORD — A Madison woman was killed after the Jeep she was riding in drove down an embankment on Interstate 95 early Saturday, struck several trees and then caught fire, according to Connecticut State Police.

Remy Johnston, 25, of Durham Road, Madison, was found dead in the vehicle after emergency responders put out the flames, state police said.

The driver, Bridget Nicholson, 25, of High Field Lane, Madison, was northbound on I-95 in Guilford at around 4:34 a.m. when the Jeep veered to the right at the Exit 57 off-ramp, leaving the roadway on the left side of the ramp onto a grassy area where it struck a small embankment, state police said.

The Jeep then went into a wooded area, down a large embankment and struck multiple trees before coming to an “uncontrolled” rest, reports said.

The car then caught fire, state police said.

Nicholson walked to a nearby gas station to report the crash, police said.

Nicholson was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital for treatment, police said.

State police are investigating the cause of the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call Trooper Rochette at Troop F Westbrook at 860-399-2100.

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