FARMINGTON – A University of Maine at Farmington student was killed over the weekend in a single-vehicle accident in Connecticut as the area was hit by an ice storm.

The news was announced to students in a campus-wide e-mail sent on Sunday morning by Bill Geller, vice president for Student Affairs.

Angela Pelletier, 19, of Biddeford was traveling on Interstate 84 in Farmington , Conn., early Saturday morning when the vehicle she was riding in hit a patch of ice and rolled down a steep embankment, throwing Pelletier from the car.

The driver, another UMF student, Vanessa Ochs, of Danbury, Conn., was injured in the wreck, but has since been released from the hospital in Hartford, the e-mail stated.

The accident involving the Farmington students was the first of two fatal accidents attributed to inclement road conditions in Connecticut over the weekend.

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