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One Person Killed In I-95 Pileup Involving Five Cars, Tractor-Trailer

State Police Trooper Kelly Grant confirmed that one person was killed in a crash on I-95 in East Haven.
State Police Trooper Kelly Grant confirmed that one person was killed in a crash on I-95 in East Haven. Photo Credit: Jay Polansky, File

EAST HAVEN, Conn. — One person was killed in a large crash involving five cars and a pickup truck Saturday morning that closed I-95 in East Haven, according to NBC Connecticut.

The crash happened on the northbound side near Exit 51 in East Haven at about 11:10 a.m., state police told NBC Connecticut.

Trooper First Class Kelly Grant said one person was confirmed dead and several others had been transported to hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries, the Connecticut Post reported .

The highway was closed for a while, and then two lanes were blocked, according to the state Department of Transportation. As all lanes reopened at about 3 p.m., backups of over 9 miles were reported back to the Milford area, DOT said.

The fatality was believed to be the first of the July 4 weekend in Connecticut.

Click here to read the story at the NBC Connecticut website and click here for the Connecticut Post story.

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