Cos Cob woman dies 5 days after serious crash
GREENWICH — A Cos Cob woman died Saturday from injuries sustained in a four-vehicle crash on Monday in East Hartford.
The victim is 67-year-old Kathryn Kesseli Guimard, of Valleywood Road in Cos Cob. She was driving one of the four vehicles involved in a crash on Route 5/15 south in East Hartford on Monday afternoon, according to the Connecticut State Police report of the incident.
Troop H in Hartford dispatched troopers to a reported rollover crash on Route 5/15 south near the Exit 90 onramp in East Hartford around 2:20 p.m. on Monday.
When troopers arrived, they found one of the drivers, Guimard, suffered serious injuries.
“Due to the extent of injuries involved, and that the vehicles involved were across all lanes of the highway, Route 5/15 was shut down to conduct the investigation,” state police said.
An initial investigation found all vehicles involved were headed south in the right lane just south of the Exit 90 onramp in East Hartford when they approached congested traffic.
As the vehicles were slowing to a stop, the car driven by a 33-year-old Glastonbury resident, rear-ended Guimard’s vehicle. The impact pushed Guimard’s vehicle forward and caused her to hit the vehicle in front of her, which was occupied by four Wappingers Falls, N.Y., residents.
The vehicle with the Wappingers Falls residents then hit the vehicle in front of them, being driver by a Huntington, N.Y., resident.
Other than Guimard’s injuries, five people in the Wappingers Falls vehicle reported possible injuries. and the others reported none, according to the state police report.
Guimard was taken to Hartford Hospital to be treated for her injuries. She was pronounced dead at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
The investigation is active, pending further investigation.
Witnesses are asked to contact Troop H at 860-534-1000.