- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - New York state police have identified a 22-year-old Southern Connecticut State University student and a Hartford woman who were killed in a snow storm on Interstate 95 in Rye, New York.

Kayla Anne Donnelly-Smith, of Hamden, and Winter Krzysztof were killed Monday while standing on the side of the highway outside their cars after being involved in a minor crash.

Police say a vehicle lost control and struck Donnelly-Smith and the 61-year-old Krzysztof and their cars. They were killed instantly.

The other motorist, 46-year-old Tai Zhao, had minor injuries.

The crash occurred at about 1:15 p.m. during a storm with snow and freezing rain.

The cause of the crash is being investigated. No charges had been filed as of Tuesday evening.

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