What to Know
- Laura Russo of Plainfield, Connecticut, hadn't been seen since St. Patrick's Day; a silver alert had been issued for her
- Police say Russo died in a car crash in New Jersey early Wednesday
- Her whereabouts since her disappearance are not known
A Connecticut woman reported missing on St. Patrick's Day has died in a car accident on a New Jersey highway, authorities say.
State police say a car driven by 63-year-old Laura Russo of Plainfield, Connecticut, was in the left lane on Interstate 80 west when her vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. She was pronounced dead at the scene in Saddle Brook.
A silver alert that was issued after Russo disappeared on St. Patrick's Day was canceled. Her whereabouts since her disappearance are not known.
The tractor-trailer driver wasn't hurt. No charges have been filed and the crash remains under investigation.