3-Month-Old Dies in Car Accident in Plainfield

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A 3-month-old baby has died after a car accident on I-395 in Plainfield Saturday afternoon.

According to state police, they received calls about a an accident involving a car and tractor trailer near exit 29 in Plainfield around 2:15 p.m. Saturday.

When they arrived, they discovered an Oldsmobile driven by Erica Bedard, 25, of Danielson, had been rear ended by a tractor trailer driven by Edward Stratton, 44, of Glastonbury.

Ciera Dube, 3 months, was located in the backseat of the Oldsmobile in a rear facing car seat.

Ciera was transported to William Backus Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Bedard was also transported to the hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released.

Stratton was not injured.

Traffic was detoured off the highway for approximately seven hours while police investigated. Any with information regarding the accident is asked to contact Trooper Teft at 860-779-4900.

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