A bit of tragic news to report this morning, as a Connecticut woman suffered fatal injuries as the result of a motor vehicle accident.

According to the Connecticut State Police, 59-year-old Pamela Maestri-Howes of Easton, CT, lost control of her 2004 Ford Explorer after making contact with a 2008 Mercedes E350 while traveling along Route 15, the Merritt Parkway, in Trumbull just after 7:00 PM on Sunday night (November 10).

After the initial contact, Maestri-Howes' vehicle  struck the guardrail in the right shoulder then came back across both the right and left lanes. From there, her SUV rolled over, throwing the 59-year-old woman over the median on the northbound side of Route 15, where police say she came to final rest. Police say she was not wearing a seat belt.

Pamela Maestri-Howes was then transported to St. Vincent's Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased.

Police say the driver of the Mercedes is a 26-year-old man from Trumbull, who didn't sustain any significant injuries and refused treatment at the scene of the accident.

As the accident remains under investigation, anyone may have witnessed or has any information about it is asked to call the Connecticut State Police at 203-696-2500.

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