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Pregnant Woman, Teen Identified As Fairfield County Fatal Crash Victims

Two people were killed in a crash on River Road in Shelton.
Two people were killed in a crash on River Road in Shelton. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A pregnant woman and an 18-year-old killed during a two-car crash in Fairfield County have been identified.

Briana Torres-Carter, 23, of Bridgeport, who was pregnant, and Shalymar Herrera, 18, of West Haven were pronounced dead at the scene of a two-car crash on Sunday in Shelton, said Lt. Robert Kozlowsky.

Both were passengers in a Mini Cooper that was being operated by Torres-Carter's husband, 19-year-old Lawrence Carter of Bridgeport, Kozlowsky said.

Lawrence Carter is currently in the hospital in critical condition. Also in the Mini Cooper was 19-year-old Jessie Abrams of Bridgeport. Abrams is hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, he added.

An investigation into the crash revealed that the Mini Cooper was traveling southbound on River Road when it crashed into a Saturn traveling northbound on River Road, police said.

There was a third non-contact vehicle involved in the crash. Police have identified the vehicle and the driver of the non-contact vehicle.

The driver of the Saturn, 25-year-old Caitlin Kalafus of Pennsylvania, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Her two passengers, Carly Kalafus, 22, and Paul Valleau, 26, both of Pennsylvania, also received non-life threatening injuries, Kozlowsky said,

The Shelton Police Traffic Division Reconstruction Team is currently investigating this accident. No enforcement action has been taken at this time.

Any witnesses or persons with additional information may call the Shelton Police Traffic Division at (203) 924-1544.

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