The Berlin Police Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred at 9:44 a.m. on Monday October 31 on the Berlin Turnpike at the intersection with Orchard Road.
A red Chevrolet Cavalier operated by Carol Grenier, age 69 of Plantsville, was attempting to cross the northbound lanes of the Berlin Turnpike while exiting the driveway of the Irving Gas Station.
Her vehicle was struck by a Dodge Dakota pickup operated by John Abrom, age 77 of Vernon travelling northbound on the Berlin Turnpike. Grenier suffered severe injuries and had to be extricated from her vehicle. She was flown to Hartford Hospital by Lifestar helicopter where she was pronounced dead, Abrom was not injured.
This intersection is controlled by an overhead traffic control signal which was operating at the time of the crash. The Mid-State Accident Reconstruction Squad was called to assist in the investigation.
Any witnesses are requested to contact Traffic Officer Robert Canto at (860) 828-7080