Southington woman injured in SUV crash

Published on Friday, 14 April 2017 21:14


SOUTHINGTON - A local woman was seriously injured Thursday when her sport-utility vehicle hit two guardrails and ended up partially down an embankment.

The one-car crash occurred at about 9:45 a.m. on Route 322, also known as Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. 

Police said Melisa Connoy, 33, was driving a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe in the eastbound lane when she struck a guardrail on the south side of the road. The SUV then veered to the left, crossing the yellow center lines and hitting another guardrail on the north side of the road. The car came to rest with its rear end on top of the guardrail and its front end down an embankment.

Connoy was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury with what police called serious injuries. 

Police are still investigating and asking that any witnesses or others who may have information call Officer Christopher Lamarre at 860-378-1600, ext. 2374.  

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at

Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Friday, 14 April 2017 21:14. Updated: Friday, 14 April 2017 21:17.