Wrong-way driver killed in multi-car crash in I-95

A Connecticut woman is dead following a multi-vehicle accident that occurred on Interstate 95 northbound in Greenland, N.H. on Monday night.

New Hampshire State Police received a report of a wrong-way driver around 10:01 p.m. on Monday. The vehicle was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes on Interstate 95 in Portsmouth.

According to state police, the wrong-way driver struck a vehicle while traveling northbound near exit 3.  The vehicle that was struck entered the grass media and subsequently rolled over. The female driver of this vehicle was transported to the Portsmouth Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The wrong-way vehicle then struck a second vehicle and continued traveling southbound.  The driver of the second vehicle that was struck was not injured.

The wrong-way driver continued traveling southbound in the northbound travel lanes and entered Greenland.  The wrong-way vehicle then collided head-on with a third vehicle being driven by 22-year-old Kathlyn Garvey, of Northborough, Mass.

Garvey’s vehicle also rolled over. She was transported to the Portsmouth Regional Hospital where she was treated and released for minor injuries.

The wrong-way vehicle, being driven by 56-year-old Rose Vitiello of New Haven, Conn., came to a final rest in the right breakdown lane on Interstate 95 northbound.  Vitiello was transported to the Portsmouth Regional Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Interstate 95 was closed entirely from approximately 10:26 p.m. until 10:59 p.m. while crews tended to the victims and debris.  All travel lanes reopened around 3 a.m. on Tuesday.

The incident is under investigation.