STRATFORD, Conn. -- The person killed Monday in a fatal Stratford crash has been identified as 35-year-old Stratford dispatcher Laura Price, according to the Stratford Star.
Price, a Seymour resident, was an emergency dispatcher for eight years in Stratford, said the Stratford Star. She previously worked with the Pine Rock Park Fire Department in Shelton and with the Shelton Police Department.
Price had been going north on Main Street just past 12 a.m. when her vehicle veered into the southbound lane and hit a tree, according to the Stratford Star.
She died later in Bridgeport Hospital from her injuries, the Stratford Star said. The crash remains under investigation, officials told the Stratford Star.
Messages poured out in posts from co-workers and people who knew Price.
"Laura was a professional, courteous dispatcher who helped countless people during her years dispatching emergency services in the town of Stratford," Stratford Professional Firefighters IAFF 998 posted on its Facebook page. "Most of all, she was a good friend to everyone she met. The Stratford Firefighters will miss your calm, reassuring voice on the radio. Thank you for always having our backs Laura. You'll never be forgotten."
"Today we lost someone special, a long time member, a great mentor, and a great friend. Laura Fee Price will be missed by all who have ever been touched by her great personality and great sense of humor," Shelton Volunteer Fire Co. No. 4 Pine Rock Park posted on its Facebook page.
"As a young kid tagging along with her father at the firehouse she was always a joy to have around. She aspired to be a fireman like her father and her brother and put over 15 years into the Pine Rock Park Fire Department. She went on to be a part-time fire dispatcher with the Shelton police department before moving on to be a full-time career dispatcher with Stratford dispatch. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family, she will be deeply missed. Rest in peace Laura we all love you."