Police identify woman who died in fatal crash Saturday

Police have identified the woman who died in a motor vehicle accident Saturday, Jan. 9, as Sandra MacDonald, 60, of Milford.

According to police, on Jan. 9, Milford police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Buckingham Avenue near Old Field Lane. A preliminary investigation revealed that a motor vehicle traveling southbound on Buckingham Avenue near Old Field Lane, operated by MacDonald, crossed over the double yellow lines, striking the guardrail on the northbound side of the road. The vehicle continued to travel southbound in the northbound lane, when it struck another vehicle that was traveling northbound, police said.

Both operators were taken to the hospital, where MacDonald was pronounced dead. The operator of the other vehicle is in stable condition and is being treated for injuries, police said.

According to Milford fire officials, the accident took place at approximately 5:30 p.m. The first arriving units found both drivers inside their vehicles, with one requiring extrication.

Fire personnel from Engine 1, Engine 6, Tower 1 and Medic 2 used the Jaws of Life hydraulic tool to free the drivers from the wreckage, while department paramedics provided advanced life support.