- Associated Press - Sunday, August 16, 2015

OLD LYME, Conn. (AP) - Police have identified two women killed in one of two crashes that closed Interstate 95 for hours in Old Lyme on Saturday.

Sixty-one-year-old Hilda Thomas, 61, of Abingdon, Maryland, and 39-year-old Stacy Lockhart of Selma, Alabama, were passengers in one of six cars involved in the pileup. The driver, 56-year-old Debra Taliaferroholmes of Manalapan, New Jersey, was injured. Two tractor-trailers also were part of the crash on the highway’s northbound side at about 5:38 a.m. near Exit 70.

An earlier crash tied up the southbound side near the same location at around 4:30 a.m. Police say a truck driven by 62-year-old Arturo Paez of Stratford caught fire after it went off the road and struck a concrete bridge support. He was taken by helicopter to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Police are investigating the crashes.

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