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All lanes of Interstate 95 south in Milford back open following fatal truck crash

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All lanes of Interstate 95 southbound are back open after a deadly crash in Milford Friday morning blocked the right and center lanes for more than nine hours.

(Photo: Milford Fire Department)

The crash took place at approximately 6:30 a.m. Friday morning, when a tractor-trailer truck left the roadway and went down an embankment.

Connecticut State Police said the truck driver, 57-year-old Jean Fabre-benoit, of Prospect, did not survive the crash. 

Milford fire officials confirm that Fabre-benoit was killed in the crash after he was pinned in the vehicle and had to be extricated. Fire crews say that the extrication was complicated by having to remove trees and brush, and because of spilled diesel fuel and a nearby stream.

(WTNH Report It/ John DelSanto)

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was also on scene due to hazardous fluids that leaked out of the truck. 

The accident caused heavy delays on both sides of the highway for most of the day on Friday. All lanes were back open around 4:00 p.m. 

The cause of the crash is unknown and remains under investigation. If you witnessed this crash, or have any information that could help State Police in their investigation, you’re asked to call State Police Troop G in Bridgeport at 203-696-2500.

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