Updated: Monday, 07 Jun 2010, 7:30 AM EDT
Published : Saturday, 05 Jun 2010, 4:51 PM EDT
DARIEN, Conn. (AP) - Police said a naked man "yelling that he was Jesus" was the catalyst for a five-vehicle accident on Interstate 95 North in Darien that injured three people and slowed traffic for nearly six hours.
Police Sgt. Jeremiah Marron said officers responded to reports Saturday that a nude male was causing a disturbance on I-95. As police arrived, the man got into a car but police were able to pull the vehicle over.
Police say a tractor-trailer driver then slammed on the brakes to avoid another driver distracted by the highway commotion. The big rig jackknifed, careened into four cars and flipped over.
Rescue workers extricated the driver of the tractor-trailer.
The naked man's name was not released. It was not immediately known if he was charged.
Information from: The Hour