Login  /  Register  | 3 premium articles left before you must register.

UPDATED: I-95 south in New Haven reopens after fatal wreck

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published August 27. 2014 7:03AM   Updated August 27. 2014 11:28AM

New Haven (AP) — Connecticut State Police have reopened the southbound side of Interstate 95 in New Haven after a fatal accident that snarled the morning commute for hours.

The southbound lanes were opened at about 11 a.m. Wednesday, nearly six hours after two tractor-trailers and another vehicle collided near Exit 46.

Troopers say one person was pronounced dead at the scene and another was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital with serious injuries. The victims' names haven't been released.

The closure of all the southbound lanes backed up traffic for miles and jammed local roads.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

News by Town

Most Recent Poll
The countdown has started. Southeast Connecticut children head back to school this week. Are you ready?
I've made my checklist and I'm chipping away at it.
12%
My kids and I are in denial. I'll think about it Sunday night.
15%
I'm counting the hours before there's more 'me' time.
16%
I'm happy thinking about fall clothes, crisp weather and football games.
51%
I'm thinking about my exit strategy the first day of school when my crying child will likely have me in a death grip.
6%
Number of votes: 651

No current items found