The state Highway Patrol’s Norwalk post is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred at 6:50 a.m. today on Whittlesey Road, north of Lais Road.
Holly O’Neal, 37, of Norwalk, was driving a 2001 Honda Civic north on Whittlesey Road when she lost control of her vehicle and went left of center, colliding head-on with a 2007 Dodge Nitro driven by Mylinda Johnson, 39, of Norwalk, troopers said. Both vehicles came to rest off the north side of the roadway.
O’Neal, who was wearing her seat belt, received fatal injuries as a result of the crash. Her body was transported from the scene by North Central EMS to Evans Funeral Home in Norwalk. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Bob’s Auto Towing.
Johnson, who was wearing her seat belt, received incapacitating injuries and was transported from the scene by North Central EMS to Fisher Titus Medical Center.
Two passengers in Johnson's vehicle also were injured and taken by ambulance to Fisher-Titus.
Kayla Johnson, 14, of Norwalk, was the right front passenger. She was not wearing her seat belt and received incapacitating injuries.
Luke Johnson, 14, of Norwalk, was the right rear passenger. He was wearing his seat belt and received non incapacitating injuries.
There is no indication of alcohol or drug involvement, and weather conditions were not a factor, troopers said. The crash remains under investigation.
Assistance at the scene was provided by North Central Fire and EMS, Norwalk Fire Department, and Bob’s Auto Towing.