State police: N.Y. woman killed in Bridgeport crash

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Connecticut State Police cruiser— file photo

Connecticut State Police cruiser— file photo

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BRIDGEPORT — A New York woman was killed and two other people were hospitalized Friday after a four-car pileup on Route 8, according to Connecticut State Police.

State police identified the woman who died as 37-year-old Tiffany Benjamin. She was a resident of the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens.

Around 1:23 p.m., Benjamin was driving her Nissan Altima south in the right lane when her car was struck from behind by a Toyota Camry, state police said through a news release. The collision caused a domino effect as both cars began to rotate.

The Camry struck the passenger side of a Kia Cadenza also traveling the right lane, pushing the car into the metal guardrail. Meanwhile, the Altima collided with the back of another Toyota that was in the left lane, state police said.

The driver of the Kia was taken to Bridgeport Hospital for minor injuries, while a passenger in the Camry was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center for minor injuries.

Benjamin was pronounced dead at the scene, according to state police.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Troop G at 203-696-2500