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Fairfield U. Professor, Husband Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95 In Miami

Gisela Gil Egui, an associate professor at Fairfield University, was killed in a car crash in Miami with her husband, Jose Martin Labrador, 52, acting director of education technology at Housatonic Community College.
Gisela Gil Egui, an associate professor at Fairfield University, was killed in a car crash in Miami with her husband, Jose Martin Labrador, 52, acting director of education technology at Housatonic Community College. Photo Credit: Fairfield University

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A couple from Bridgeport were killed when a woman drove a pickup truck into oncoming traffic on Interstate 95 in Miami and crashed into several cars, the Florida Highway Patrol told the NBC Connecticut .

The 23-year-old woman, who has not be identified, was killed in the crash early Wednesday, NBC said. The other four people killed were from the same family, according to NBC Connecticut:

  • Jose Martin Labrador , 52, acting director of education technology at Housatonic Community College;
  • Gisela Gil Egui , 48, his wife, an associate professor of communication of Fairfield University;
  • Miguel Gil, her brother, of Cooper City, Fla., who was driving; and
  • Gisela Egui, 71, of Venezuela, the mother of Miguel Gil and Gisela Gil Egui.

The two women were ejected from the car in the crash, which ultimately involved five vehicles, the Miami Herald said.

Gisela Gil Egui was an associate professor of communications at Fairfield University. She taught courses in Mass Media and Society; Media Institutions; Globalization, Media & Culture; Technoculture & Info Society; and Media Law and Institutions. She had a bachelor's degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela and a master's and doctorate from Temple University.

Click here to read the story at the NBC Connecticut website. Click here to read the story at the Miami Herald website.

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