A New York woman was killed and four other people hurt in a crash on the Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15) in North Haven Thursday.
Connecticut State Police said the crash happened on Route 15 north near exit 63 just after 2:30 a.m.
According to police, the driver of Infiniti Q50 was traveling in the left lane of the highway and struck a Honda when he failed to slow for traffic. The vehicle went out of control and hit a Hyundai pulled over in the right shoulder, then spun out and struck a Toyota traveling in the left lane.
A passenger in the Honda, identified as 29-year-old Nazgul Yussupova of New York, New York, was killed in the crash. Four other people suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The highway was backed up for hours but has since reopened. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Connecticut State Police Troop I at 203-393-4200.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says Thanksgiving is one of the deadliest holidays on the roads. Between 2013 and 2017, more than 800 people died in alcohol-impaired crashes across the country during the Thanksgiving holiday period.