Black ice causes car accidents in Weston

This accident near Grindstone Hill Road closed Rt. 53 (Newtown Turnpike) in Weston in both directions early Thursday morning.

This accident near Grindstone Hill Road closed Rt. 53 (Newtown Turnpike) in Weston in both directions early Thursday morning.

Black ice on Newtown Turnpike near Ladder Hill Road caused a two-car crash and one car to veer off the road.

According to police, on Thursday, March 14, around 8:30 a.m., a thin layer of water froze on Newtown Turnpike, creating a “black ice” situation.

Police say Morgan Moubayed, 18, of Singing Oaks Drive, was driving a Ford Explorer and lost control after her vehicle skidded on the black ice. The vehicle struck the curb and rolled over, coming to rest on its side about 10 feet off the highway. The driver was transported to Norwalk Hospital by Weston EMS.

Minutes later, a second accident occurred on the black ice when a Subaru Tribeca, driven by Anne Joyce, 63, of Danbury, struck the rear of a Nissan Pathfinder, driven by Annmarie Caraher, 41, of New Fairfield.

Newtown Turnpike was closed for a short time so the road could be sanded.

Because of the icy conditions, no actions were taken against any of the operators.

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