2 seriously injured in crash on Baldwin Bridge in Old Saybrook


OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (WTNH) — State Police are investigating a crash that left two people seriously injured on the Baldwin Bridge on Interstate 95 North in Old Saybrook.

Police say that it appears that a black SUV and a work truck with a crane on top of it crashed in a side swipe manner. Both vehicles then went off the shoulder and struck the wall, before rolling over.

The driver of the work truck was ejected from his vehicle and the crane on top of that truck damaged a fence.

Fire officials say that both drivers were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. They have not been identified at this time.

While the highway has since reopened, delays continue to snarl traffic on both north and southbound sides of I-95 in that area.

Officials say that a 55 gallon container with hydraulic fuel inside also fell into the Connecticut River following the crash, but was later retrieved by police. The container was not ruptured but did leak.

Photo: Old Saybrook Fire Department

The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time.

The Department of Transportation is working to make repairs to the bridge and the fence that were damaged in the accident.

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