A tragic accident on I-84 in West Hartford claimed the lives of a young toddler and a woman from Bristol. After a thorough investigation, it was determined that Natalia Dudzinski from New Britain, Connecticut, was the victim.
The tragic incident has left the community in mourning and serves as a stark reminder of the potential dangers on our roads. Her sudden and heartbreaking passing has left her friends and loved ones in a state of shock.
The memory of Natalia Dudzinski will unquestionably endure in the hearts of those who were fortunate to know her. Here’s what we know about her cause of death.
Natalia Dudzinski & 2-year-old killed in I-84 crash
According to Connecticut State Police, a catastrophic multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 84 East in West Hartford Wednesday night resulted in the deaths of two people, one of whom was a toddler.
Police have named the deceased driver of the Subaru as Bristol resident Natalia Dudzinski, 26. Police reported that a 2-year-old child in her car was also slain.
Life’s unpredictability and tragedy are undeniable. Natalia Dudzinski, may you rest in eternal peace, knowing that you are forever cherished by those fortunate enough to have had you in their lives.
Our hearts also go out to your baby; this is an immensely sorrowful situation. Natalia was a sweet and lively soul, remembered fondly for her radiant and infectious smile, capable of brightening even the darkest rooms. Life’s fairness may seem elusive, but may you find serene rest, Natalia Dudzinski.
I-84 crash in West Hartford: How did the accident happen?
At approximately 8:10 p.m. on Wednesday, an accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of I-84 near Exit 44 in West Hartford.
According to state police, the driver of a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta was traveling westbound in the left lane when, for reasons unknown, they lost control of the vehicle.
The Volkswagen crossed the grassy median and entered the left lane of the eastbound side of the highway, resulting in a collision with Natalia Dudzinski’s 2017 Subaru Impreza.
The impact pushed both vehicles into the center lane, where they collided with a truck. The truck’s driver managed to pull over in the left lane and the vehicles eventually came to a stop.
State police pronounced Dudzinski and Scott deceased at the scene, and the truck’s driver reported no injuries.
Authorities reported that the driver of the Volkswagen may have sustained minor injuries. Medical personnel transported her to Hartford Hospital, and later, a tow truck removed all three vehicles from the scene.
Regarding the possibility of filing charges against the Volkswagen driver, state police stated that they were still in the process of gathering information about the incident’s details.
On Wednesday night, law enforcement temporarily closed both the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-84 in the West Hartford area for several hours as they conducted an investigation at the crash scene.
Family and friends grieve for Natalia Dudzinski
CiCi Brown wrote,
God, I don’t understand!!! Praying for my sis Yolanda Amos and her family!! God help us, please!!! In total disbelief!! We’ve gained 2 Angels Natalia Dudzinski I love you, girl!! This a hard one!!! Trayyyy Trayyyy smh!! We here!!! SMH!!!!
Sarah Voisine wrote,
I’ll always remember you for that bright beautiful smile that could light up any room. Life is so unfair, may you rest in sweet peace, Natalia Dudzinski
Kayline Martinez wrote,
Just saw the news and cannot believe this Natalia Dudzinski You were such a sweet and vibrant girl. I still cannot believe this, my body has goosebumps. I’m so sorry man. This is just so wrong man.
Tahlor Lytton wrote,
I’m in literal shock. I just saw you not too long ago. One of my volleyball sisters wtf I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS Ughhhhh Natalia Dudzinski you did not deserve this. I’m so sorry. RIP beautiful.
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