Shelton Police Investigate Fatal Crash

Update: Shelton police have identified two people killed in a River Road crash Sunday.

Shalymar Herrera, 18, of West Haven, and Briana Torres-Carter, 23, of Bridgeport, were killed in the crash which occurred about 7 p.m. near 661 River Road.

Torres-Carter was pregnant, according to police.

Herrera and Torres-Carter were passengers in a Mini Cooper going south on River Road when it collided with a Saturn traveling north, Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said in a prepared statement.

The driver of the Mini Cooper was 19-year-old Lawrence Carter of Bridgeport.

Carter is in the hospital in critical condition, Kozlowsky said.

Another passenger, 19-year-old Bridegeport resident Jessie Abrams, is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

A third, “non-contact vehicle” was involved in the crash as well.

“Police have identified the vehicle and the driver of the non-contact vehicle,” Kozlowsky said.

The driver of the Saturn was 25-year-old Caitlin Kalafus of Pennsylvania. She was taken to the hospital.

The two passengers in the Saturn were 22-year-old Carly Kalafus and 26-year-old Paul Valleau, also of Pennsylvania, who were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Kozlowsky asked anyone who saw the accident to call police.

“The Shelton Police Traffic Division Reconstruction Team is currently investigating this accident,” he said. “No enforcement action has been taken at this time. Any witnesses or persons with additional information may call the Shelton Police Traffic Division at (203) 924-1544.”

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Two people were killed in a car crash in Shelton Sunday.

Limited information was available.

“The Shelton Police Traffic Division Reconstruction Team is currently investigating this accident. No enforcement action has been taken at this time. Any witnesses or persons with additional information may call the Shelton Police Traffic Division at (203) 924-1544,” police said in a statement Sunday night.

The crash involved two cars. It happened at about 7 p.m. in the area of 661 River Road.

“Other individuals were taken to area hospitals for injuries sustained in the crash,” police said.

This story will be updated after police release information.

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