On July 19, 2010, at 1047 hours, the Ledyard Police Department received the report of a head on motor vehicle accident having occurred on Route 12 near Whalehead Road in the Gales Ferry section of Ledyard. Responders found 2 vehicles with extensive damage and injuries to both operators, along with a passenger in each vehicle. The Gales Ferry Fire Company, Ledyard Center Fire Company, Ledyard Volunteer Emergency Squad, Groton Ambulance, and Lawrence and Memorial paramedics responded. As a result four persons were transported to both the WW Backus Hospital and Lawrence and Memorial Hospital.
The vehicles involved were a 1989 Ford Crown Victoria operated by a Loretta Manning (date of birth September 11, 1920) of 40 William Drive, Jewett City, and a 2005 Nissan operated by Patricia Guerra (date of birth July 20, 1964) of 145 Oswegatche Road in Waterford.
This accident remains under investigation by the Ledyard Police Department Patrol Division. Any witnesses are asked to contact Officer Troy Johnson at 860-464-6400.