The accident took place on I-91 South near mile marker 159, at around 3:30 a.m.
According to a statement issued by police, Jordan Starr, 22, of Troy, was driving a 2004 Mini Cooper when he collided with Melody Nunn, 62, of Newport Center.
Nunn, who was driving a 2013 Kia 4S, was in the travel lane of the interstate when she was hit from the rear by Starr.
Both vehicles rolled several times, with Starr’s vehicle landing on its side in the breakdown lane on the west side of the roadway. Nunn’s vehicle ended up on the east side of the roadway resting on the driver side, partially on the guardrail. Both cars were totaled in the crash.
Starr and Nunn were taken to North County Hospital, for what were described by police as non-life threatening injuries.
A passenger riding with Starr, Jonathan Jarry, 23, of Orleans, was also transported to the hospital for his injuries.Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.