A Hartford woman was under guard by state troopers in Norwalk Hospital Saturday night after allegedly causing while drunk.
Yadira Torres, 26, of 100 Benton St., is charged with two counts of second-degree manslaugther, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and reckless driving.
State Police said the accident occurred shortly after 6 a.m. this morning when Torres, driving a Dodge Caliber SXT northbound in the right lane, lost control and struck a tractor-trailer in the center lane at Exit 10 in Darien.
The tractor-trailer then spun around and overturned, followed by the tractor catching fire, according to a news release from state police.
State police said other motorists on the interstate were able to pull a female passenger from the cab of the truck tractor, but she was pronouned dead at Stamford Hospital.
The male driver in the cab was pronounced dead at the scene.
Torres was arrested in the hospital. She was held in lieu of posting $100,000 bond and given a court date of May 9.
The identities of the deceased are being withheld pending notification to their families.
The news release said Torres may have suffered a concusion.
There were three other women in her vehicle, all of whom were described as having minor injuries.
The accident caused the northbound lanes of I-95 in Darien to be closed for several hours, causing major traffic jams on local streets from Greenwich to Darien.